LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Paul Alan Rusconi, a famed Malibu artist, has been arrested (mug shot photo above). Paul Alan Rusconi was arrested on suspicion of molestation of his two 20-month old daughters. Rusconi, 45, was arrested Friday, confirms Los Angeles Sheriff’s Offices.
Paul Alan Rusconi’s works appear in institutions including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, the Batonga Foundation in Washington, D.C., the Castilla Foundation, Madrid, Twentieth Century Fox, and the Interface Foundation. In January this year he made news with a series of mixed media canvas of Adam Lambert (American Idol).
Paul Rusconi has also done similar works of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. His sports subjects have included Tony Alva. Other subjects have included Kat Moss and Rupert Murdoch.
Most recently, Rusconi’s work was on display at the Gallery 169 in the Santa Monica Canyon. He told the Palisades Post this year “The line that gets drawn between artists and commercialism today is fascinating to me.”
During an August 2010 interview with Emily Waldorf, he was asked “Where do you hang out in Los Angeles?” His response was “Anywhere that my two girls are because I love them more than I knew was possible.”
He is currently out on $220,000 bail. He has yet to issue a statement to news.