Archive for July, 2016

€200k worth of books stolen

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

€200k worth of books stolen irishexaminer.com/ireland/200k-worth-of-books-stolen-412809.html Thursday, July 28, 2016 A former librarian who stole hundreds of rare, antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland has received a suspended sentence. Lawyers for John Nulty, aged 37, said that for nine years, he was compulsively taking the books and hoarding them ...

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail independent.ie/irish-news/courts/former-librarian-who-stole-hundreds-of-rare-antique-books-worth-nearly-200000-from-the-national-library-of-ireland-avoids-jail-34917199.html Published 27/07/2016 | 15:07 2 National Library of Ireland A former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland has received a suspended sentence. Lawyers for ...

Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition thanhniennews.com/arts-culture/vietnam-museum-says-all-paintings-fake-in-highprofile-exhibition-64416.html Titled as "Abstract," this painting is found to be deceptively put under the name of late artist Ta Ty at the exhibition "Paintings returned from the Europe." A living artist has claimed the work as his. Photo: Lucy Nguyen/Thanh Nien The Ho Chi ...

These Four Technologies May Finally Put an End to Art Forgery

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

These Four Technologies May Finally Put an End to Art Forgery artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-these-four-technologies-may-finally-put-an-end-to-art-forgery Artsy Editorial By Rene Chun Jul 18th, 2016 7:40 am Like method actors and bearded brewmasters, the best art forgers are obsessed with authenticity. But thanks to a handful of new authentication technologies, even history’s most painstaking efforts wouldn’t stump today’s art sleuths. Take Han ...

A Forger Confessed to Faking Millions in Lee Ufan Works—Now the Artist Says They’re Real

Friday, July 8th, 2016

A Forger Confessed to Faking Millions in Lee Ufan Works—Now the Artist Says They’re Real artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-a-forger-confessed-to-faking-millions-in-lee-ufan-works-now-the-artist-says-they-re-real South Korean artist Lee Ufan poses near his artwork L’arche de Versailles (The arch of Versailles), on June 11, 2014, at the Chateau de Versailles. Image courtesy of Fred Dufour and Getty Images. Police in Seoul believed they had ...

Fake Monet, Renoir paintings cost dealer $31M and his reputation

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Fake Monet, Renoir paintings cost dealer $31M and his reputation pagesix.com/2016/07/06/fake-monet-renoir-paintings-cost-dealer-31m-and-his-reputation/ By Derrick Bryson Taylor Modal Trigger (inset) Alex Komolov and wife Svetlana Komolova Photo: Getty Images / Alex Komolov Alex Komolov, the owner of the Alskom Gallery in Manhattan, is in the midst of a six-year legal battle against his former business colleagues for allegedly ...

CNS – Investor Fears Her Warhols May Be Rip Offs

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016Last Update: 2:50 PM PT courthousenews.com/2016/07/01/investor-fears-her-warhols-may-be-rip-offs.htm By JOSH RUSSELL ShareThis Investor Fears Her Warhols May Be Rip Offs      MANHATTAN (CN) - A New York art-dealer duped a hands-off investor into buying a collection of bogus Andy Warhol paintings, a petition filed in New York Supreme Court claims. In her June 30 filing, ...