Arbus Photos Suit Is Settled


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“Bayo Ogunsanya, a collector and private dealer of African-Americana and other items, said that on February 17 his lawsuit against Robert C. ‘Bob’ Langmuir of Pennsylvania reached an out-of-court settlement. Ogunsanya filed the suit in April 2008 in federal district court in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives. He did so after learning that photos he had sold to Langmuir for $3500 in 2003 were works by Diane Arbus. […] Langmuir, a rare-book dealer, had planned to sell the photos in April 2008 at Phillips de Pury & Company in New York City. The estimates on the 27 lots ranged from $20,000/30,000 to $80,000/120,000 each.” - story