Nearly 10 years ago, Station Casinos Chairman and CEO Frank Fertitta purchased a Mark Rothko painting for $7.2 million. When it turned out to be created by Pei-Shen Qian, a Chinese immigrant based in Queens, New York, Fertitta sued. Last week, The Art Newspaper reported that he settled out of court with the art historian who vouched for the “masterpiece.” No word on terms, but chatter in the Las Vegas art community produced a brilliant idea: create a museum of fakes. Vegas is all about improving on reality, so this museum could be the perfect Strip attraction. First artist-in-residence: Pei-Shen Qian.
In one week, nearly 370 people signed on with their support.
But this time, we’re on the right track.
“We have the power to change every policy and make every elected official work for us, but they cannot see division among us.”
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