Remember the VH1 Corvette sweepstakes collection that was sold to famed artist Peter Max, only to languish in storage for years until being saved by enterprising enthusiasts? Well, it’s taken a strange turn as two men are suing the pop art icon and his agent for $1 million for cheating them out of commissions.
Seems Jeff Wallner and Kenneth Simmons were asked by Max to liquidate his 36 Corvettes. Max initually had bought the Corvettes from the winner of the VH1 contest, as he had planned to use the Corvettes for a creative project that never happened. With 36 Corvettes, from 1953 to 1989, Max recruited the men to sell them in exchange for a 10 percent commission, which they claim was never paid.
According to the New York Post, the duo claim to have texts and emails to prove that Max hired them for the business transactions. For his part, Max has not commented on the charges.