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Locked up with Pistoletto in Havana #michelangelopistoletto Very nice show dedicated to Cuba

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New York dealer Vito Schnabel has run into some trouble in his latest endeavor promoting quality highs. According to TMZ, Schnabel — son of painter, filmmaker, and pajama model Julian Schnabel — was arrested at Burning Man on September 3 and charged with manufacturing and distributing Psilocybin, the scientific name for psychedelic mushrooms.

Though the celebrity gossip site sadly only identifies Schnabel as “Heidi Klum’s ex” — their breakup was confirmed on Monday —  the art world knows him for his sporadic curatorial projects and his involvement in just about every project and exhibition undertaken by the anonymous Bruce High Quality Foundation collective. Most recently, Schnabel the younger organized an exhibition of Walter Robinson’s paintings at his gallery in St. Moritz.

Schnabel faces up to five years in prison if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty.

Benjamin Sutton

Benjamin Sutton is an art critic, journalist, and curator who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His articles on public art, artist documentaries, the tedium of art fairs, James Franco's obsession with Cindy Sherman, and other divisive issues have...