Related News

Home » Metro » Society

Artist's widow faces fresh lawsuit

THE widow of late artist Chen Yifei has been sued by Shanghai Philately Corp for more than 260,000 yuan (US$38,067) she owed to make Chen's commemorative album and individual stamps.

Jing'an District People's Court has accepted the lawsuit and sent a copy to widow Song Meiying, judges said today.

Liu Shuihua, Song's attorney, was also listed as the defendant.

Born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, Chen was a painter who won international acclaim and substantial commercial success. He also generated criticism that his later pursuit of money-making enterprises was not the proper path for a true artist.

Chen died of a stomach hemorrhage in Shanghai in April 2005 at age 59.

His family members started complicated lawsuits over his inheritance in both Shanghai and the United States. His family also faced with a series of lawsuits involving debts Chen allegedly owed in business.

In the latest suit, the plaintiff said Liu, on behalf of Song, signed a contract with the company on March 20, 2006 to make 5,000 volumes of Chen's memorial album, 5,000 commemorative envelopes and 313 copies of special stamps with a total cost of 275,000 yuan.

The company delivered the required products but the defendants paid only 10,000 yuan, the plaintiff said.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend