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Inigo Philbrick
Inigo Philbrick and his wife seem blithely eager to rehabilitate their image and return to the art world—a profession where you can’t get disbarred and a stint in prison might even appeal to a rogue collector or two. Photo: Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Marion Maneker
April 30, 2024

This month, Inigo Philbrick and his wife, Victoria Baker-Harber, have participated in splashy, confessional stories in both Vanity Fair and The Times of London. Philbrick, of course, was released from federal prison in March after serving less than four years of a seven-year sentence for an extensive fraud scheme wherein he sold “more than 100 percent ownership in an artwork to multiple individuals and entities without their knowledge” and also “sold and used art as collateral for loans without informing his co-owners or disclosing those ownership stakes to his lenders,” according to the prosecutors who put him behind bars. 

The Times story revealed that Philbrick and Baker-Harber, whose own claim to fame was a villainous turn on British reality series Made in Chelsea, are also writing a book together and have been cooperating with the BBC on a three-part documentary. Separately, his former friend and employee, Orlando Whitfield, has a memoir out later this week in London, entitled All That Glitters: A Story of Friendship, Fraud, and Fine Art. (Whitfield’s book is being developed for HBO by Bad Wolf, the production company behind Industry, the show about sex-drugs-and-love among the junior investment banking set that has been renewed for a third season.)