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Kirby v. Wildenstein
Kirby v. Wildenstein, 784 F. Supp. 1112 (S.D.N.Y. 1992).
The Plaintiff, David Kirby, consigned a painting with Christie's for sale. Art expert Daniel Wildenstein examined the painting, “La Rue de la Paix
” by Jean Beraud, and informed Christie's that while the work was authentic, it had been damaged by "an abusive restoration and cleaning." When the work failed to sell at auction, Kirby sued Wildenstein for product
, but failed to prove his case.
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