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Category: art fraud

A Mysterious Picasso Trove Gains More Accusations but Less Clarity

PARIS — At least this much is clear: the art — 271 previously unknown sketches, watercolors and collages — is indeed the work of Picasso. But despite several weeks of accusations, counterclaims and deepening investigations, the mystery at the core of the case of Picasso and the electrician seems no closer to being solved. Pierre Le Guennec, 71,…

'Jesuit priest' forger has fooled US museums for more than 20 years

Skilled counterfeiter does not ask for payment for ‘masterful’ versions of works by Picasso, Signac and Daumier The fake copy of a watercolour boating scene by Paul Signac that was offered to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Museum curators are warning of a mysterious man posing as a Jesuit priest who is suspected of duping American…

Shoppers in Flip-Flops Drop $245,000 on Salander Home Leftovers

Shoppers in Flip-Flops Drop $245,000 on Salander Home Leftovers http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-26/cheerful-shoppers-in-flip-flops-spend-245-000-on-salander-home-leftovers.html By Philip Boroff – Mon Jul 26 14:54:50 UTC 2010 “Foothills Sunset,” by Lawrence Salander. The work, with other property from the former art dealer’s home in Millbrook, New York, was auctioned by Stair Galleries on July 24, 2010. The work sold for $425. Source:…