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David Zwirner, right, with collector Friedrich Christian "Mick" Flick
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by Charlie Finch

Veteran dealer Jack Tilton’s explosive testimony in the preliminary phase of collector Craig Robins’ lawsuit against dealer David Zwirner over an alleged collector blacklist supposedly controlled by artist Marlene Dumas to prevent the resale of her work, before Federal District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan yesterday, could be the searchlight that finally irradiates the secrecy of the contemporary art world. Tilton, one of the most savvy secondary market dealers whose SoHo gallery basement "boiler room" was a legend in the 1990s, has been courageously fighting Parkinson’s Disease.