Eye surgeon sues art dealer for return of $349,000

Eye surgeon Natasha Lim, who is being sued by art dealer Neo Aik Siong over an alleged $240,000 unpaid bill, is countersuing him in the High Court for the return of $349,000 over alleged fake art pieces Mr Neo sold to her in earlier deals.

Among other things, Dr Lim claims that two wood sculptures by famed Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan, for which she paid Mr Neo $120,000 in 2013, were fakes based on subsequent expert evaluation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2018, with the headline 'Eye surgeon sues art dealer for return of $349,000'. Print Edition | Subscribe