The defrocked Getty curator of antiquities who has faced criminal charges in Europe finally talks to the media, in the form of Hugh Eakin in this coming week's New Yorker. The profile examines her background and role in the investigations of art possibly looted in Greece and Italy. She denies the charges against her, and the image they present. "Many of the people who were friends I will never hear from again and, frankly, I don't want to hear from them anymore," she says from her house on Paros. "There is something horrifying about being accused as a criminal in two different countries that I spent my life promoting." The Italian prosecutor says True has a double nature, "not Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but very similar." If the story will be on line, it should go up Monday. [Nope, not online. But here's the week's TOC.]
Previously on LA Observed:
Apollo has left the building
Charges reduced for Marion True
Two sides of Marion True
Getty to return Aphrodite, 39 others
Also from the New Yorker: Pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones discovers a blog written by Luc Sante.
Photo: Steve Pyke in The New Yorker