艺术品经销商玛丽·布恩因税务欺诈被判入狱30个月

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By Frieze News Desk
14 Feb 2019
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Art Dealer Mary Boone Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud

By Frieze News Desk
14 Feb 2019

The veteran New York gallerist pleaded guilty to two counts of tax evasion last year

Art Dealer Mary Boone Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud - 艺术品经销商玛丽·布恩因税务欺诈被判入狱30个月。

Mary Boone, 2009. © Getty Images; photograph: Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan

New York art dealer Mary Boone has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for filing false tax returns. Her sentence also comes with one year of supervised release, and 180 hours of community service.

Boone’s lawyer reportedly said that they were ‘disappointed’ by the decision, telling Artnet News that it was probable that Boone would have to close her gallery. Boone’s lawyer said that they did not plan to appeal.

The vereran art dealer, who first opened her gallery in New York in 1977, championed artists including Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat – she was described by New York Magazine in 1982 as ‘the New Queen of the Art Scene’.

Boone pleaded guilty to two counts of of tax fraud last September, describing it as ‘the worst day of my life’ in a statement: ‘I have learned from my mistake and I am working very hard to put it behind me.’

Boone faced up to six years in jail. Authorities charged Boone with reporting a business loss of USD$52,000 for the 2011 fiscal year when in fact she had made a profit of USD$3.7 million. Boone also reported USD$1.6 milion in personal expenses, including a USD$800,000 upgrade to her Manhattan residence, as business deductions.

Last month, lawyers for Boone submitted a psychological evaluation to a Manhattan federal court, citing childhood trauma, and asking that she be spared incarceration. They pointed to poverty and instablity in Boone’s early life, including the loss of her father and financial problems: ‘Behind the facade of success and strength lies a fragile and, at times, broken individual,’ they wrote.

Boone’s lawyers also submitted character statements from several prominent art world professionals, including the artist Ai Weiwei, who described her as ‘caring with a kind heart’ in his reference letter to the judge.

19年2月14日新闻

艺术经纪人Mary Boone因Frieze新闻台2月14日税务欺诈被判处30个月监禁。

纽约艺术品经销商玛丽·布恩因提交虚假纳税申报而被判处30个月监禁。她的判决还包括一年的监督释放和180小时的社区服务。据报道,布恩的律师说,他们对这一决定感到“失望”,并告诉Artnet新闻,布恩可能不得不关闭她的画廊。布恩的律师说他们不打算上诉。

维兰艺术经纪人于1977年在纽约开设了她的画廊,她支持朱利安·施纳贝尔(Julian Schnabel)和让·米歇尔·巴斯奎特(Jean-Michel Basquiat)等艺术家,1982年《纽约杂志》称她为“新艺术界女王”。布恩去年9月认罪了两项税务欺诈指控,在一份声明中称这是“我一生中最糟糕的一天”,他说:“我从错误中吸取了教训,我正在努力把它抛在脑后。”布恩面临着长达6年的监禁。当局指控布恩在2011财年报告了5.2万美元的营业亏损,而实际上,布恩的利润为370万美元。布恩还报告了160万美元的个人开支,包括80万美元的升级到她的曼哈顿住所,作为商业扣除。上个月,布恩的律师向曼哈顿联邦法院提交了一份心理评估报告,引用了童年的创伤,并要求她免于监禁。他们指出布恩早期生活中的贫困和不稳定,包括父亲的去世和经济问题:“在成功和力量的表象背后,隐藏着一个脆弱的,有时是破碎的个体,”他们写道。布恩的律师还提交了几位杰出的艺术界专业人士的性格声明,其中包括艺术家艾未未,他在给法官的请愿书中形容她“心地善良”。

 

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