Who Wants Some Ponzi-Tainted Art?

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The Journalreports that Andrew Cuomo is selling pieces owned by Ezra Merkin, with proceeds going toward repaying the investors he screwed due to the Madoff association. Several Rothko paintings and Giacometti sculptures will apparently yield about $191 million, thanks to an anonymous buyer with whom Cuomo brokered a deal. It's unclear if there are more items from Ez Merk's collection up for grabs, though obviously our fingers are crossed if only for the possibility of seeing Cuomo acting as auctioneer during a very special night at Sotheby's.

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