Ex-Curator Shocks Hearing

A former curator at Frederickton’s Beaverbrook Gallery surprised a court hearing when he alleged that gallery records had been tampered with. The hearing is to determine ownership of the gallery’s collection. “Among the paintings in dispute are J.M.W. Turner’s Fountain of Indolence, estimated to be worth as much as $25 million, and Hotel Bedroom by Lucien Freud, which could be worth as much as $8 million.”