The Anna Delvey Foundation was meant to be a multipurpose visual arts center, featuring art exhibits, pop-up shops, restaurants, a juice bar, and more. However, due diligence processes were falsified by Delvey, who was arrested in Malibu in the summer of 2017. She is currently being held at Rikers Island on charges of grand larceny, theft of services, and fraud.
The Anna Delvey Foundation
The six-story Fotografiska building is located on Park Avenue South and 22nd Street. It was originally a Protestant missionary building, but donations from Cornelius Vanderbilt and J. Pierpont Morgan made it possible. In fact, the building is now an unofficial stop on tour buses. Today, Fotografiska is Sweden’s largest art gallery, and its exhibitions continue to attract a global audience.
The brothers were immersed in fotograafid since childhood when their father set up a darkroom in their basement. After pursuing their own careers in the field, they teamed up to present the work of David LaChapelle.
The response was enthusiastic. In 2010, Fotografiska opened in a 60,000-square foot former customs warehouse in Stockholm’s Sodermalm district and has since hosted over 200 shows. The museum has a permanent collection of over 7,000 photographs and will continue to add to it over time.
While the Anna Delvey Foundation is a nonprofit art foundation, the film was filmed in the months prior to the museum’s opening. In the film, Anna Delvey faked bank statements in order to raise funds for the museum. The film also highlights the exterior of the chapel bar, which houses the Fotografiska museum. In the documentary, Delvey is filmed using false bank statements and forged bank statements to obtain more money. City National Bank and Fortress Investment Group are both named directly in the film.