Adam Lindemann, the founding father of New York gallery Venus Over Manhattan, was apprehended by East Hampton police in Montauk on July 5 after allegedly coming into The Ranch, the horse farm–cum–artwork gallery owned by the previous Marlborough Gallery president Max Levai, and shoving the supplier. In line with the police blotter within the July 13 version of the East Hampton Press, Lindemann “entered a non-public property — via an open driveway gate with a ‘No Trespassing’ signal on it — and went right into a constructing used as an artwork gallery with out permission,” the place he “pushed one other man within the chest with each fingers.” Charged with third-degree felony trespass and second-degree harassment, Lindemann was issued a desk look ticket.
Lindemann’s lawyer, Edward Burke Jr., appeared in courtroom in the present day in his shopper’s place, Artnet News studies. Burke requested the trial be moved and affirmed that Lindemann deliberate to plead harmless. “These prices are absurd,” Burke mentioned. “My shopper has been to The Ranch many instances for the reason that opening three years in the past.”
Levai, the son of former Marlborough Gallery director Pierre Levai, opened The Ranch in 2021, after he and his father have been accused of mismanaging Marlborough and subsequently compelled out of the household enterprise. Lindemann, the scion of the late billionaire financier and collector George Lindemann, has since 2015 owned Eothen, Andy Warhol’s former oceanfront summer time residence, which abuts the horse farm. (Curiously, forward of The Ranch’s launch, Lindemann disavowed the notion that he was a neighbor of Levai’s.)
In line with Burke, who recognized Levai because the sufferer of the shove, the dispute between the 2 males stems from “a number of points [Levai has] with the city of East Hampton associated to violations of the zoning code. [Levai’s] frustrations needs to be addressed to the city, and never my shopper,” mentioned Burke. “I’m very assured that these prices shall be dropped.”