Stanford v. Gagosian

Some unexpected fallout from the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme: “One Ton, One Kilo,” an exhibition by Chris Burden at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, has been postponed indefinitely as the artist looks for 220 pounds of gold bars—about $3.3 million worth—needed to assemble he piece. The original stash is tied up in the civil action against Stanford: Stanford Coins and Bullion, which sold Gagosian the gold, is frozen by court order. This would all be more unfortunate, we suppose, if the art exhibit didn’t sound so tacky in the first place.