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Why is Korean art market vulnerable to forgery?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Why is Korean art market vulnerable to forgery? koreaherald.com/view.php Published : 2016-06-21 17:59 Updated : 2016-06-21 17:59 Artist Lee U-fan will finally have a look at the paintings that the National Forensic Service confirmed as counterfeits of his works next Monday. “We can’t conclude whether the paintings are forged or not since we ...

A house full of stolen antiques

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A house full of stolen antiques frontline.in/the-nation/a-house-full-of-stolen-antiques/article8756071.ece Case of the missing idols AFTER the arrest of the international idol smuggler Subash Chandra Kapoor by the Tamil Nadu Police, a group of independent bloggers, inv... » The Idol Wing police in Tamil Nadu seize a treasure trove of antique idols stolen from temples in Tamil ...

Connoisseur & Smuggler:The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of ‘stolen’ idols in Chennai

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Connoisseur & Smuggler:The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of ‘stolen’ idols in Chennai indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/connoisseur-smugglerthe-84-year-old-art-dealer-and-his-collection-of-stolen-idols-in-chennai-2863448/ Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published:June 20, 2016 1:00 am Investigators now say Deendayal used to ship such items to the US and European countries. Known as an art dealer, connoisseur and even an inspiration to contemporary artists, ...

13 of Lee U-fan’s paintings confirmed to be forged

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

13 of Lee U-fan's paintings confirmed to be forged www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/culture/2016/06/148_206217.html Posted : 2016-06-03 16:53Updated : 2016-06-03 17:42 Lee U-fan's "Point" By Yun Suh-young Police have confirmed that several of artist Lee U-fan's works were forged. The announcement on Thursday is based on the results of a National Forensic Service probe. Suspicions about the works arose in 2012. Thirteen of ...

Insider theft – Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints www.philly.com/philly/news/20160603_Jail_for_woman_who_plundered_famous_photo_prints.html By Justine McDaniel Bree DeStephano, 33, of York, was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in prison Thursday for stealing prints t from the award-winning Chester County photographer who snapped National Geographic's famous Afghan Girl portrait. A York County woman was sentenced to 9 to ...

‘Imagine how easy Keith Haring is to fake’

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

‘Imagine how easy Keith Haring is to fake’ theartnewspaper.com/market/art-market-news/imagine-how-easy-keith-haring-is-to-fake/ Richard Polsky. Photo: Bill Kane Last October Richard Polsky, the San Francisco art dealer who wrote I Bought Andy Warhol (2003), started an authentication service for the artist’s works, driven by the dissolution of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ authentication committee ...