Category: forgery

Forged Provenance — FBI

Forging Papers to Sell Fake Art fbi.gov/news/stories/forging-papers-to-sell-fake-art Spoutz’s scam was straightforward but well executed. He contacted art galleries or auction houses and offered for sale previously unknown works by artists such as American abstract impressionists Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline,…

Fakes in the frame as artist fights back in court

Fakes in the frame as artist fights back in court http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/fakes-in-the-frame-as-artist-fight-back-in-court/story-e6frg6nf-1225874202128 • Chip le Grand TOM Lowenstein has been chasing bodgie Blackmans for 10 years. Yesterday, for the first time, a Supreme Court judge declared two  charcoal drawings carrying the…

Upcoming lectures focus on looted, forged art

Upcoming lectures focus on looted, forged art Story Discussion Staff report | Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:45 am | (0) Comments http://www.poststar.com/lifestyles/article_2c409964-4c18-11df-8d2f-001cc4c03286.html Font Size: Default font size Larger font size The Hyde Collection is taking a look at the…

Mexico: Fakes dominate seized artifact collection

Mexico: Fakes dominate seized artifact collection http://www.wtop.com/?nid=105&sid=1935490 April 15, 2010 – 9:25pm MEXICO CITY (AP) – A collection of supposed pre-Hispanic artifacts seized from a controversial private antiquities dealer in Germany contains many pieces that are fake, Mexico’s government archaeology…

Holding the Line Against Forgeries

By BARBARA WALL Forgers have been duping the art world for generations, but advances in computer technology may sound the death knell of this illicit industry — and, at the same time, make it easier for collectors of major artworks…

ART FORGERY SCANDAL IN STOCKHOLM

ART FORGERY SCANDAL IN STOCKHOLM A former Stockholm art gallery owner has been charged with a 30 million kronor ($4.4 million) art forgery scam. The name of the dealer in question was not given, but he is accused of faking…

The tale of the six Mona Lisas

Matthew Claxton Langley Advance Friday, August 21, 2009 It can be quite depressing reading police press releases. Most of what they let us know about, of course, is death, injury, theft, and fraud. Someone has been hurt or killed in…

LOS ANGELES (CN) – A private art dealer has filed a libel and slander suit against actress Claire Forlani for allegedly falsely claiming that he sold her a fake photographic print and had sold other fakes to other customers.

Art Dealer Files Slander Action Against Claire Forlani By MILT POLICZER     LOS ANGELES (CN) – A private art dealer has filed a libel and slander suit against actress Claire Forlani for allegedly falsely claiming that he sold her a…

A lord of the manor tricked an art dealer into buying a fake L.S. Lowry painting for £330,000 at a meeting in his room at London's Ritz hotel. Lord Maurice Taylor claims he told 'little white lies' so it would sound better

Lord of the manor ‘tried to sell fake Lowry for £330,000 at meeting in Ritz hotel’ By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 12:49 AM on 25th February 2009 Lord Maurice Taylor claims he told ‘little white lies’ so it…

Quebec police crack down on art forgery

By Rene Bruemmer, The GazetteJanuary 27, 2009 1:01 PM SQ chief inspector for economic crimes Michel Forget looks over one of several statues stolen from parks and building under construction. The accused, Richard McClintock, is also charged with being in…

Le monde de l'art parisien est confronté à une possible affaire de faux archéologique de première importance, qui vient jeter une lumière crue sur la fiabilité des expertises menées au sein de grandes maisons de vente aux enchères

Archéologie: le mystère de la statue sans tête Par Fabrice Arfi Mediapart.fr Le monde de l’art parisien est confronté depuis plusieurs semaines à une possible affaire de faux archéologique de première importance, qui vient jeter une lumière crue sur la…

Fake Art and Patriotism in Russia

MOSCOW—Russian art-world headlines often boil down to corruption and conflicts between state and individual interests, and the stories occupying insiders right now are no exception. ARTINFO’s Moscow correspondent reports on the opening of the first foreigner-owned gallery in the country,…

Fake Gauguin `Faun' Fools Curators

Commentary by Martin Gayford Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) — Not since the days of the ingenious Dutchman Han van Meegeren has a forgery got so far. On Dec. 12, the Art Institute of Chicago said that “The Faun,” a ceramic sculpture attributed to…

Bei den angeblich 2000 Jahre alten chinesischen Terrakotta-Kriegern im Museum für Völkerkunde handelt es sich lediglich um billige Kopien, die es in China an jeder Ecke für ein paar Euro gibt

Tonkrieger-Schau macht dicht!Direktor Köpke zieht Konsequenz aus Skandal um die gefälschten Figuren UTE GEBAUER, CAROLA GROSSE-WILDE  Scheibchenweise kam der Skandal ans Licht, jetzt steht zweifelsfrei fest: Bei den angeblich 2000 Jahre alten chinesischen Terrakotta-Kriegern im Museum für Völkerkunde handelt es…

Fakes and counterfeits; James Fenton on the art of forgery – and getting away with it ; The jailing of Shaun Greenhalgh, the Bolton forger, for conspiracy to defraud art institutions is instructive

Fakes and counterfeitsJames Fenton on the art of forgery – and getting away with it  Saturday November 24, 2007The Guardian  The jailing of Shaun Greenhalgh, the Bolton forger, for conspiracy to defraud art institutions is instructive. “Forgeries,” as Otto Kurz wrote…