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Edgy artist Andreas Hemmings is enjoying the opening of his show when wealthy patron Cindi persuades him to bring her to his studio. She wants to see her favorite piece, one that isn't on display in the gallery. It has streaks of red paint on a white canvas. Andreas realizes that it's not red paint, but blood that's dripping from a ceiling vent. Benson, Stabler and Warner arrive on the scene and identify the victim from the upstairs apartment as 43-year-old Ellen Sazelin, the CFO of Luscious Grape, a wine distribution company. Ellen died sometime between six and nine p.m., after bleeding to death when a large shard of glass was embedded in her neck. There was no indication of a forced entry, but there was evidence of a struggle and signs of anal trauma. Benson and Stabler surmise that Ellen was the victim of a date gone bad.