Could Anna Sorokin have a future as an actual artist rather than a scam artist?
We’re told noted artist and curator Alfredo Martinez has fallen in love with drawings the notorious fake socialite has posted on a website and is trying to reach her to mount an exhibition of her work.
Sorokin has posted several pencil-on-paper drawings to illustrate memoir-ish posts on the site. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they largely seem to feature themes of money, fashion and incarceration.
She’s also uploaded some to Instagram. She tagged the locations of the pieces as Albion Correctional facility, suggesting she created them while she was serving her time.
Speaking of which, Martinez and Sorokin would be an apposite team, since Martinez himself was also a briefly successful scammer. He served several years in a Brooklyn prison in the early 2000s for forging a number of Basquiats, and went on two hunger strikes while inside because authorities confiscated his jailhouse artwork.
According to New York magazine, Martinez has had his work purchased by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and the Miami architect Juan Lezcano.
Sorokin was arrested in 2017 after fleecing friends and businesses out of some $300,000 by posing as a German hieress. She was released from prison in February.
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