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Sometimes he would just come to the school and walk around and watch the artists. He was at every single event. [. . .] [He was] often lurking around, looking at the students’ studios.
The New York Academy of Art is deeply shocked and saddened by what one of our graduates, Maria Farmer, went through at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein, and we are truly sorry for what happened to Maria [. . .] The office of the president is establishing a committee to formalize a protocol for how art collectors can and should interact with the Academy’s student artists.