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Art world rocked by ‘genius’ £200m Old Masters forgery scandal – The i newspaper online iNews

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Art world rocked by ‘genius’ £200m Old Masters forgery scandal inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/arts/art-world-rocked-genius-200m-old-masters-forgery-scandal/ Adam Sherwin21/10/2016 They are undoubtedly the work of a genius, art experts admit. But police are now investigating a spate of brilliant Old Masters forgeries which have fooled the world’s leading auction houses and museums. The authorities are seeking to crack the ring, ...

9 of Art History’s Most Surprising Forgery Scandals | artnet News

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

9 of the Craziest Recent Forgery Scandals news.artnet.com/art-world/705428-705428 17/10/2016 Nothing strikes fear into the heart of an art collector or museum like the possibility that a prized work of art might actually be a worthless forgery. And yet, despite the best efforts of experts to safeguard against such chicanery, fake works masquerading as priceless ...

Serious doubts grow over Old Masters sold by Giulano Ruffini

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Serious doubts grow over Old Masters sold by Giulano Ruffini theartnewspaper.com/news/doubts-grow-over-old-masters-sold-by-giulano-ruffini/ An Unknown Man was believed to have been by Frans Hals and was sold by Sotheby's in 2011—the auction house has now cast serious doubt over its authenticity In the latest development in a growing scandal over several Old Master paintings, the ...

‘Moriarty of the Old Master’ pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes  | Daily Mail Online

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

'Moriarty of the Old Master' pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes' dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3817580/Moriarty-Old-Master-pulls-art-crime-century-Market-crisis-experts-warn-200m-paintings-fakes.html 10/1/2016 The suspect Old Masters described as the ‘biggest scandal in a century’ In one case Sotheby’s in London forced to take back an £8.4m ‘Frans ...

How fake artworks are disrupting the Indigenous art market

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Indigenous art: How fake works disrupt the market and disempower local artists abc.net.au/news/2016-10-05/how-fake-works-are-disrupting-the-indigenous-art-market/7904640 10/5/2016 RN By Rico Adjrun for AWAYE Posted about 4 hours agoWed 5 Oct 2016, 4:26am This year, Gabrielle Sullivan and her colleagues at the Indigenous Arts Code went to some of the most popular tourist destinations in the country for overseas visitors. They ...

No death bed confession in Gardner Museum heist – The Boston Globe

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

No deathbed confession in Gardner heist bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/09/30/death-bed-confession-gardner-museum-heist/LvxckD19M3wa0GlEFbd7VL/story.html By Shelley Murphy and Stephen Kurkjian Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent October 01, 2016 By Shelley Murphy and Stephen Kurkjian Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent  October 01, 2016 There will be no deathbed confession from a Connecticut mobster suspected by the FBI of having information about the ...