The divorce between Tara Subkoff and Urs Fischer is getting contentious, with the actress turned director reportedly demanding $10million from her sculptor ex.
The former couple both appeared at a closed-door court hearing earlier this month, and afterwards one source told the New York Post: ‘Urs would like to settle the case.
He’s not ungenerous. He’ll do right by the child and even right by her, but her level of greed or avarice is really high.’
Subkoff, 43, appeared in court with the couple’s four-month-old daughter Grace George, who was born in May.
The actress was six months pregnant when Fischer, 43, filed for divorce this past January, a little over a year after the two were married in a private ceremony.
In June, Subkoff said that Fischer did not attend Grace’s birth and had yet to meet his daughter.
The September 7 hearing ended with Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper urging the couple to agree to a settlement, with the two next scheduled to appear in court of October 5.
The source, who is close to Fischer, said that the artist now spends time with his daughter but that Subkoff ‘sets up barrier after barrier.’
‘She says, if you want to see the kid you have to see me,’ claimed the source.
Details of the divorce have been ordered sealed by Judge Cooper.
Subkoff burst onto the scene back in the mid 90s with roles in films including When the Bough Breaks, Freeway and All Over Me.
She also starred alongside best friend Chloe Sevigny in the 1998 Whit Stillman film The Last Days of Disco.
Subkoff then took a break from acting and teamed up with her friend Sevigny once again to launch the clothing line Imitation of Christ in 2000.
She and designer Matt Damhave made recycled fashion by purchasing vintage clothing and then reworking them, sewing every piece of the collection by hand.
The label was sold in 2007 for a reported $2million, and went out of business a year later.
Subkoff started directing in 2012 with the short film Magic Hour, which starred Sevigny. Subkoff then followed that up one year later with the short Future/Perfect starring Milla Jovovich.
Then, last year she released her first full length feature, #Horror.
The film starred many of Subkoff’s friends including Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, and Stella Schnabel.
The film opened to unimpressive reviews, with The New York Times saying: ‘The audience, given not an ounce of human warmth nor one person to care about, finally has no choice but to cheer for the anonymous cyberbully who wants them all dead.’
Fischer helped Subkoff with the film, which the two discussed in a somewhat tense interview with New York this past January.
The couple wed in a private ceremony in October 2014 and later celebrated with a party attended by friends including Scarlett Johansson, artists Hope Atherton and Francesco Clemente, and Sevigny.
Around that time Fischer put his loft apartment in Manhattan’s East Village on the market for a very pricey $9.95million.
The two then moved to Soho, where they lived with Fischer’s 7-year-old daughter from his first marriage to artist Cassandra MacLeod.
Subkoff was previously linked to Jimmy Fallon, Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry. She was also engaged to Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, who she dated just before Fischer.
In a 2015 profile of Subkoff in W, a former boyfriend told the magazine: ‘If it serves her larger goal, she will beg, borrow, and steal. She’s not malicious, but after a while all the drama does become exhausting.’
Sevigny meanwhile said in that same piece: ‘Tara will stop at nothing to make something happen. We all come into the world with a sensibility, and Tara’s is the ability to make grand gestures. She never thinks about practicality, but she is good at finding people who can help her.’
Fischer, who was born in Switzerland, is both a photographer and a sculptor.
Artnet reports that 14 of his works have sold for over $1million, and he has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Brant Art Foundation in Greenwich, and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
In 2011, his 23-foot sculpture of a bronze teddy bear with a lamp called Untitled (Lamp/Bear) sold for $6.8 at Christie’s New York