Art collector and proprietor of New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery Adam Lindemann was arrested in Montauk on July 5 for criminal trespass in the third degree, a misdemeanor, and harassment in the second degree, according to police records published by the East Hampton Press.
Lindemann, who owns a house nicknamed “Eothen” in Montauk that used to belong to Andy Warhol, “entered a private property—through an open driveway gate with a ‘No Trespassing’ sign on it—and went into a building used as an art gallery without permission,” the report said.
On the matter of the harassment charge, “Police said [Lindemann] also pushed another man in the chest with both hands.” It was not clear who Lindemann allegedly harassed and the East Hampton Police Department could not immediately give further details. Lindemann did not immediately respond to Artnet News’s request for comment.
The East Hampton Press also said the dealer and son of billionaire collector and financier George Lyle Lindemann was issued an appearance ticket to appear in court. Lindemann did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Lindemann, who is 61, has owned the 5.7 acre estate out East since 2015, when he bought it from former J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexleror for $48.7 million. He attempted to sell the house in the summer of 2020 for $65 million, without success, and maintains several other properties in the area.
Earlier this summer, Artnet News reported that the South Etna Montauk Foundation, an exhibition space co-run by Lindemann and his wife, fellow dealer Amalia Dayan, had closed, and that Eothen was listed for short-term rental.