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Almost 70% of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Almost 70% of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says theartnewspaper.com/news/news/almost-70-of-smuggled-objects-seized-in-syria-and-lebanon-are-fakes-antiquities-chief-says/   Syria's antiquities and museums agency released photos of a number of fake mosaics that were circulating in 2013. The number has only gone up. Photo: DGAM Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria's director general of antiquities and museums Close to ...

What we learned from the Knoedler fakes scandal

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

What we learned from the Knoedler fakes scandal theartnewspaper.com/news/what-we-learned-from-the-knoedler-fakes-scandal/   A purported Jackson Pollock sold by the Knoedler Gallery to Jack Levy Are collectors “stupid” to spend millions of dollars on a work of art without personally investigating its authenticity? This is what Robert Storr, the former dean of Yale University School of ...