The Easel

Inigo Philbrick, the Art World’s mini-Madoff, and Me

A rollicking tale for your lockdown. Schachter is an art world insider and an insightful writer. He took a precocious young dealer under his wing. Various high jinx followed. “Prices sometimes can be manipulated by the very well connected but nothing goes up forever. Rather than rein in his bets, Philbrick seemed to grow ever more audacious. Though criminal charges have yet to be filed, he’s worth more out of jail to some than behind bars.”