Archive for the ‘fakes and forgeries’ Category

Britain’s greatest art fraud exhibits in top galleries | Daily Mail Online

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The fake's progress: How the masterpieces of Britain's greatest art fraud are now being shown in top galleries dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-4317370/Britain-s-greatest-art-fraud-exhibits-galleries.html 18/03/2017 The artist jailed for Britain’s most audacious art fraud has sneaked into top art galleries to hang his fakes next to real masterpieces. Don’t worry, John Myatt tells Event , I’ve done my ...

The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art – Artlyst

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art artlyst.com/news/the-rise-of-fake-and-forged-works-of-egyptian-modern-art/ The discovery of fake and forged works has been something that has plagued the art market for centuries. There have been a number of famous cases, including the fake Frans Hals that Sotheby’s recently sold for ten million dollars, only to have ...

Forgeries are hurting the art market – but I’d buy ones this good | Art and design | The Guardian

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Forgeries are hurting the art market – but I'd buy ones this good theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2017/feb/15/forgeries-are-hurting-the-art-market-but-id-buy-ones-this-good Jonathan Jones15/02/2017 How can you tell when the art market is terrified? Perhaps when a leading auction house sets up its own forensic department, so it can offer art collectors the additional reassurance of a battery of scientific tests when ...

Forger who sold ‘pitman painter’ fakes jailed – BBC News

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Forger who sold 'pitman painter' fakes jailed bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-38741729 Share Image caption Norman Cornish died in 2014 A fraudster destabilised the international art market by selling forged works of so-called "pitman painter" Norman Cornish, a court heard. Richard Pearson, 56, from Sunderland, passed off 14 drawings and pictures to a gallery in Northumberland, leaving it more ...

High Art, Wall Street Money, and Forgery Claims Collide in Quiet Corner of N.H.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

High Art, Wall Street Money, and Forgery Claims Collide in Quiet Corner of N.H. nhpr.org/post/high-art-wall-street-money-and-forgery-claims-collide-quiet-corner-nh By Todd Bookman Mercenaries IV, a painting by artist Leon Golub from 1980. Credit Jennifer Mei/Creative Commons Between 2009 and 2011, a local art history professor sold two dozen paintings from her personal collection. The works were all by a ...

F Is for Forgery: Van Gogh’s Lost Arles Sketchbook :: Visual Arts :: Features :: Paste

Friday, January 6th, 2017

F Is for Forgery: Van Gogh's Lost Arles Sketchbook pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/vincent-van-gogh-is-one.html Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most celebrated artists of the past two hundred years. It comes down to his uniquely known style. The way the paint builds on his canvasses to illuminates a body of water. Or the wicked curves ...

Furti d’arte in Italia: il grande lavoro dei Carabinieri

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Furti d’arte in Italia: il grande lavoro dei Carabinieri newnotizie.it/2017/01/04/furti-darte-italia-grande-lavoro-dei-carabinieri/ 04/01/2017 I furti d’arte, ancora oggi dilaganti e dalle conseguenze incalcolabili sulla conservazione del patrimonio storico-artistico del Bel Paese, hanno radici molto profonde. I primi tentativi di regolamentazione del fenomeno risalgono al 1624, ed in particolare si debbono allo Stato della Chiesa. Nonostante la ...

Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it scroll.in/article/822326/angkor-replicated-how-cambodian-workshops-produce-fake-masterpieces-and-get-away-with-it Martin Polkinghorne, The Conversation As part of my work as an archaeologist, my team and I recently discovered an ancient artists’ studio in UNESCO-listed Angkor, an area in Cambodia that was home to numerous capitals of the Khmer Empire ...

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 ...

Staying Ahead of the Forgers – Sep 05 2016 07:00 AM – Breaking News – Chromatography Today

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Staying Ahead of the Forgers chromatographytoday.com/news/hplc-uhplc/31/breaking_news/staying_ahead_of_the_forgers/40187/ Sep 05 2016 07:00 AMHPLC, UHPLC Share this Art forgery is big business. For forgers, the ability to recreate a classic work of art and get it accepted by the experts as an authentic work of art gives a forger great pleasure. But authenticating art is not only ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Inside the great Brett Whiteley art fraud

Friday, May 13th, 2016

theaustralian.com.auhttp://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/inside-the-great-brett-whiteley-art-fraud/news-story/c0486fe6dda749046606f60afc87d133 Inside the great Brett Whiteley art fraud Big Blue Lavender Bay was presented as evidence to the Supreme Court of Victoria. Picture: Stuart McEvoy for The Australian. Big Blue Lavender Bay in progress. Picture: Stuart McEvoy A sketch of Big Blue Lavender Bay. Picture: Stuart McEvoy Big Blue Lavender Bay was presented as evidence ...

Brett Whiteley fake art: Dealer and conservator guilty of Australia’s biggest art fraud

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

theage.com.auhttp://www.theage.com.au/victoria/brett-whiteley-fake-art-dealer-and-conservator-guilty-of-australias-biggest-art-fraud-20160512-gotqa4.html Brett Whiteley fake art: Dealer and conservator guilty of Australia's biggest art fraud Mark RussellMay 12, 2016 - 5:06PM Art dealer Peter Gant has been found guilty of selling fake Brett Whiteley paintings. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer Two men have been found guilty of Australia's biggest art fraud, where fake paintings by famous Australian ...

Art forger goes straight selling £5,000 fakes

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

telegraph.co.ukhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/07/art-forger-goes-straight-selling-5000-fakes/ Art forger goes straight selling £5,000 fakes Robert Mendick , Chief Reporter These masterpieces should be worth in the region of a half a billion pounds. Except they are fakes produced by David Henty, a convicted forger who produced them in the living room of his house by the seaside Brighton. Mr Henty ...

Protected: John Drewe – An artful swindle

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

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Protected: Wendy Whiteley: ‘It’s definitely a fake’

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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Protected: The rise of fakes and false attributions in the art world 

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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Former director of scandal-beset Knoedler Gallery breaks her silence

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Former director of scandal-beset Knoedler Gallery breaks her silence Ann Freedman at her Upper East Side gallery; FreedmanArt. © Bill Glass In 2009, two years before news of the Knoedler Gallery’s $70m sale of fake Abstract Expressionist paintings began to emerge, Ann Freedman resigned as director. Two years later, the venerable gallery ...

The so-called Caravaggio in the attic looks like a fake to me

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

theguardian.comhttp://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/apr/13/caravaggio-in-tolouse-attic-looks-like-a-fake The so-called Caravaggio in the attic looks like a fake to me Jonathan JonesWednesday 13 April 2016 12.07 BST I am sorry but it is all too good to be true. The owners of an old house near Toulouse ventured into their attic and found a large dusty painting. When a local antiques ...

Fake Whiteley paintings sold for $3.6 million

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Fake Whiteley paintings sold for $3.6 million www.skynews.com.au/news/national/vic/2016/04/11/fake-whiteley-paintings-sold-for--3-6-million.html   Published: 7:18 pm, Monday, 11 April 2016 Two Brett Whiteley paintings that sold for more than $3 million were created in a Melbourne store room 15 years after the famous artist's death, a court has heard. Blue Lavender Bay, purchased for $2.5 million by Sydney ...

Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein’s Cranach

Monday, March 28th, 2016

theartnewspaper.comhttp://theartnewspaper.com/news/the-tangled-web-surrounding-prince-of-liechtenstein-s-cranach/ Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein’s Cranach Venus (1531), attributed to Lucas Cranach the Elder. Photo: © LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna There has been a bizarre new twist in the case of the Prince of Liechtenstein’s painting of Venus, attributed to Cranach, which was seized on 1 ...

Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum – Crime – Dunya News

Monday, March 28th, 2016

dunyanews.tvhttp://dunyanews.tv/en/Crime/329390-Real-artifacts-stolen-replaced-with-fake-ones-at- Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum   Last Updated On 26 March,2016 08:09 pm Anti-corruption department seals all records of Peshawar museum after the incident PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – A one of a kind theft was carried out in Peshawar where the original artifacts of the Peshawar museum after being ...

Protected: The great Art hoax of Zagreb’s Mimara Museum

Monday, March 7th, 2016

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Protected: How cat hair brought down a pair of art forgers

Monday, February 15th, 2016

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Protected: Fake-Rothko Trial Makes Stock Market Look Perfectly Sensible

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Protected: Ann Freedman Settles With the De Soles in Knoedler Trial Over $8.3 M. Fake Rothko | ARTnews

Monday, February 8th, 2016

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Protected: Did The Smithsonian Buy His Fake Art? – The Daily Beast

Monday, February 8th, 2016

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Protected: In Court, Experts Say Knoedler Ignored Warnings About Forgeries

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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