Guy Wildenstein took over the family business when his father, Daniel, died in 2001. The family has been a mainstay in the art world since 1875, when Nathan Wildenstein founded Wildenstein & Cie gallery in Paris.
Calculating that the family could owe as much as $600 million in unpaid taxes, fines, and interest, French authorities arrested Guy Wildenstein this past October. He will stand trial along with several financial advisers and bank contacts, and will likely have to account for, as the Times notes, “the complex and opaque processes by which some in the international art market use foreign trusts, shell companies, Swiss tax havens, even anonymous loans to museums, to shelter assets.”
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