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Former Jasper Johns assistant admits illegal sales of artist's work
Former Jasper Johns assistant admits illegal sales of artist's work

A longtime assistant to artist Jasper Johns,  whose “Flag” sold at auction in 2010 for $28.6 million, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he duped a Manhattan gallery into selling stolen work by Johns so he could collect the profits. Prosecutors said James Meyer, 52, who worked with Johns for more than 25 years,  collected $3.4 million between September 2006 and February 2012 from 22 works he stole from Johns’ studio and asked the gallery to sell. The gallery was not named in the indictment and was not accused of wrongdoing. It was the second time this year that someone has been charged with defrauding Johns, 84, and others in connection with his work. In...

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