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Scammer Anna Delvey To Have A Solo Show In April

Infamous art scammer Anna Delvey, the subject of a recent Netflix show, will be making her art debut with a solo show in April.

Anna Delvey (real name Anna Sorokin) had swindled high-profile names in the New York art world of more than $200,0000 by creating a fake persona as an heiress. For this, she was arrested and imprisoned. Currently, she is being held at the ICE detention centre as she awaits deportation to Germany. It was during her tenure at the detention centre that she started making sketches.

Anna Delvey is also a co-founder of Founders Art Club, which will be overseeing the solo show. The venue of the show is yet to be announced, but she is scheduled to present 20 artworks – with each to be sold at $10,000 each. Chris Martine, a representative of the Founders Art Club, spoke about the show: “I would consider her style kind of a crossover between fashion sketches and satirical comics. She has an intriguing style, but the more important thing is really the intangibles that she brings to the table, which is that people are just fascinated by her.”

Alfredo Martinez

In recent months, Anna Delvey has become a hot topic in the art world. A recent Netflix show, Inventing Anna, fictionalized her story and made her known to the general audience. Currently, a show called “Free Anna Delvey” is being organized to collect legal funds with her. An integral part of the show was scammer Alfredo Martinez, who is also the other co-founder of the Founders Art Club.

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Alfredo Martinez was arrested in 2002 for selling forged Basquiat works and swindling $100,000. For this, he was imprisoned for 21 months. Since then, he has come up as an artist and a curator. In fact, it was Martinez who curated the Free Anna Delvey show and adapted Delvey’s sketched on large-scale canvas.