Dealings of works by Giacometti, Cézanne, and Braque are currently being investigated in a Senate probe into the MoMA trustee’s ties to Epstein.
A lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court accuses Black of sexually assaulting and raping a 16-year-old girl in Jeffrey Epstein’s New York townhouse.
Plaintiff Cheri Pierson accuses the disgraced financier of a “brutal” sexual attack at the Manhattan mansion of Jeffrey Epstein.
The financier and former MoMA chairman was revealed to have close business and personal ties with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Black did not stand for reelection as chair of the museum’s board following public controversy surrounding his relationship to Jeffrey Epstein.
Marie-Josée Kravis will succeed the disgraced financier, who remains a trustee of the museum’s board.
After hundreds of artists called for his removal, the financier will not bid for re-election but will remain on the board.
The campaign is a collaboration by members of 12 activist-artist organizations, including Decolonize This Place, Forensic Architecture, and MoMA Divest.
Artists included in the Gulf Wars exhibition say they were disregarded and demeaned after speaking up against MoMA Chairman Leon Black, owner of a security firm linked to untold carnage in Iraq.
Alumni and students are calling for Dartmouth to rename the Black Family Visual Arts Center following revelations of Black’s financial ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
In a series of statements, artists including Nan Goldin, Michael Rakowitz, Xaviera Simmons, and Hito Steyerl have urged the Museum of Modern Art to address Black’s presence on its board.
A company report determined that Epstein had provided “legitimate advice” to Black related to the billionaire’s vast art collection.