German art dealer denies £1m theft

A German art collector and socialite has denied stealing more than £1million. Angela Gulbenkian, 37, allegedly pocketed £1,143,656.25 in payment for a polka dotted piece called the ‘Kusama pumpkin’ by Yayoi Kusama but never handed over the item. She also denied stealing a further £50,000 from her friend, Jacqui Ball, for who she said she would acquire high-end art. Gulbenkian arrived at Southwark crown court today (tues) in a black chauffeur driven Mercedes, wearing a blue dress with silver stars…

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