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Tue. May 21st, 2019

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S1E9: The Winner Takes It All | The Man Who Prints Money & The Divorce That Brushed Art World Royalty

This week, Alicia and Stacie look at a couple of divorces featuring people whose names may not be top of mind, but whose wealth makes them almost untouchable – until their marriages fail.

Swiss businessman Maurice Amon has been embroiled in a high-profile divorce from his socialite wife Tracey Hejailan since 2015. The case has made global headlines for the light it has shone on a certain tiny nation’s divorce laws, as well as a nasty battle over a pricey art collection.

Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein enjoyed a 20-year-long marriage until everything fell apart, scandalizing the ultra wealthy world of fine art buying and selling.

Promo this week: Book vs. Movie Podcast

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Sources:

Why the Fate of a $25 Million Art Collection May Hinge on One Woman’s Shoes, by Emily Jane Fox. Vanity Fair, December 10, 2015.

Divorce in the Land of the Super Rich, by Dana Kennedy. Politico.eu, September 14, 2016.

Exclusive. Monaco Entangled in a Fictional Residence Case, by Marc Leplongeon. Le Point, February 2, 2019. (French language – most browsers have a translate option.)

How Wives Brought Down the Wildenstein Art Empire, by Dana Kennedy. Daily Beast, 1.6.16.

Some explanation of what Astral Twins are.

The Infamous Madame Claude and Her High-Profile Client List. Vanity Fair. August 8, 2014.

How the Former Billionaire Knows as ‘Catwoman’ Went Bankrupt with $0 in Her Bank Account, by Paul Schrodt. CNN Money.

Jocelyne’s Revenge, by George Rush. Vanity Fair, March 1998.

Bitter Spoils, by Suzanna Andrews. Vanity Fair. March 1998.

Musical interlude.

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