Nerdrum wins fight over farm

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Embattled Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum finally got some good news this week: His legal battle against partners in The Nerdrum Institute he set up just a few years ago has gone in his favour after they lost a claim to his farm in Stavern.

Artist Odd Nerdrum, shown here in a self-portrait, has spent quite a bit of time in court lately.

Newspaper Dagbladet ruled that an appeals court in Agder decided that the institute can’t lay claim to Nerdrum’s property as part of a financial dispute between the institute and Nerdrum.

Nerdrum’s former partners claim he owes them NOK 46 million after breaking an agreement on the sale of his art abroad. They filed a claim against his property in an effort to secure their claim and won last winter, but Nerdrum appealed.

The appeals court has now ruled against them, meaning Nerdrum can keep his farm and all proceeds from any sale while the partners sit with legal bills of around NOK 200,000.

Nerdrum still faces a jail term over his conviction on tax evasion charges. He has appealed his convictions to Norway’s Supreme Court.

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