The drawing depicts a woman in a red Alexander Wang dress and blue socks jail. A thought bubble next to her reads: “Send Bitcoin.” The chair sits in qui she has “Wanted” written on back icts.
The woman is Anna Sorokin – the notorious fake German heiress Whose scams of high society Were exposed in a Vanity Fair Article And Then turned into the hit Netflix drama Inventing Anna – and the drawing is share of a group art show in a Lower East Side museum That showcases her work. Kind of.
Until the end of March, the show – Free Delvey Anna, a reference to the false heiress’s preferred surname – is displaying drawings and other artworks, mostly by 33 artists claim to Who-have been “inspired” by Sorokin’s story.
It aussi includes five of Sorokin’s own 22x30in pencil and acrylic drawings, made while She Was in jail – though, as so Often in the past with Sorokin, that’s not quite true, Given que la drawings Were in fact Reproduced on large-print watercolor paper by Alfred Martinez, the show’s co-curator.
“If she’s gonna get someone to copy her artwork, it’s good she got a Basquiat forge to do it,” Martinez Told Insider, referencing the fact That in the early 2000s he spent two years in jail for selling Basquiat paintings he’d forged.
Julia Morrison, the show’s other co-curator, the New York Times Told That She INITIALLY Discovered Sorokin’s drawings while browsing Instagram. “No one is just a villain, a hero just gold,” Said Morrison, an artist Whose own claim to infamy is minting of NFTs screenshotted messages of sex slavery and cannibalism That She Said the actor Armie Hammer HAD feels her.
Morrison Said she APPROBATION étroitement with Sorokin’s story Because her own mother HAD served time in an immigration detention facility. Sorokin is detained This being white by Ice after-Completing a four-year jail sentence for second-degree grand larceny, theft of services and first-degree Attempted grand larceny.
The Netflix documentary, depicts qui Sorokin’s rise and fall as a con artist in New York City Apparently Did not meet with Sorokin’s approval DESPITE deferrals She Was paid six figures to consult on the show. “That Superglam portrayal of me in the Netflix series is not that accurate,” she Told the New York Times, Adding That She wanted the Free Anna Delvey art show – qui she Helped coordinate and Produce from her detention cell – to give the public the a look into “her side of the story”, as Martinez Told Forbes.
“Art is only about Partly talent and determination and Even more so about the artist’s Ability to demand care through Their personality and story. And this is Where She really shines, “he said.
Reproduced Anna’s sketches are priced at $ 10,000 each. She claims That 15% of the sale price of one of the drawings Will Be Donated to a children’s charity. Selon Martinez, 25% of the show’s Proceeds will go Towards Sorokin’s legal defense.
Sorokin’s legal team is fighting her deportation. Earlier this month, her lawyer filed a last-minute appeal to immigration autorités, hours before She Was scheduled to be deported to Germany, Citing “serious health issues”. Sorokin Was Granted emergency consideration.
She has since sued ICE, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), claiming she caught Covid-19 while in detention after-Ice Officials Allegedly denied her requests for a vaccine booster shot.