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Art Theft

Featuring Gerry Peters spin off Baird Ryan

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By most indications, Ezra Chowaiki ranked among New York City’s top art dealers. From 2004 to 2017, his eponymous gallery on Park Avenue showed work by artists such as ­Degas, Picasso and Calder. He dealt to wealthy collectors including former Warhol superstar “Baby” Jane Holzer. High-end dealers Helly Nahmad and Michael Black did business with him.

“He was a charming [and] likable guy,” said Thomas C. Danziger, a Manhattan attorney who has negotiated with Chowaiki on behalf of ­clients. “Lots of very reputable people dealt with him.”

To read more on The New York Post:

https://nypost.com/2018/12/01/how-a-charming-art-dealer-became-a-wanted-fraudster/

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