Archive for the ‘forgery’ Category

Protected: Fakes and forgeries – Meet Karl Waldmann, The Made-Up Dada Artist Who Fooled The German Art World

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

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Protected: Forgery row exposes murky goings-on of trade in fine art

Monday, August 8th, 2011

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Fakes in the frame as artist fights back in court

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Fakes in the frame as artist fights back in court http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/fakes-in-the-frame-as-artist-fight-back-in-court/story-e6frg6nf-1225874202128 • Chip le Grand TOM Lowenstein has been chasing bodgie Blackmans for 10 years. Yesterday, for the first time, a Supreme Court judge declared two  charcoal drawings carrying the name of the ageing master to be fakes. According to Mr Lowenstein, there ...

Upcoming lectures focus on looted, forged art

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Upcoming lectures focus on looted, forged art Story Discussion Staff report | Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:45 am | (0) Comments http://www.poststar.com/lifestyles/article_2c409964-4c18-11df-8d2f-001cc4c03286.html Font Size: Default font size Larger font size The Hyde Collection is taking a look at the darker side of art. On Sunday, the museum will offer two lectures by art ...

Mexico: Fakes dominate seized artifact collection

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Mexico: Fakes dominate seized artifact collection http://www.wtop.com/?nid=105&sid=1935490 April 15, 2010 - 9:25pm MEXICO CITY (AP) - A collection of supposed pre-Hispanic artifacts seized from a controversial private antiquities dealer in Germany contains many pieces that are fake, Mexico's government archaeology agency said Thursday. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said most of the ...

Protected: National Gallery discovers 15th-century Old Master painting is a fake

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

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Protected: Four Judgments Against Park West Gallery for Fraudulent Sale of Fake and Overpriced Art in Lawsuits

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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Protected: 2 charged in fake Andy Warhol works

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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Fake certificates fuel art mart fraud

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Fake certificates fuel art mart fraud When the art mart was still hot and there were as many fakes as there were originals, the only way one could be sure that one was not shelling out a small fortune to be landed with a dud was to obtain an authenticity certificate ...

FBI investigates forgery claims against La. couple

Friday, October 30th, 2009

FBI investigates forgery claims against La. couple By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. — The old man's sales pitch sounded plausible enough to art collector Don Fuson. The warning signs didn't appear until after Fuson paid him $30,000 for what he thought were paintings by renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter. By the ...

Holding the Line Against Forgeries

Friday, October 30th, 2009

By BARBARA WALL Forgers have been duping the art world for generations, but advances in computer technology may sound the death knell of this illicit industry — and, at the same time, make it easier for collectors of major artworks to know if they are getting what they pay so handsomely ...

ART FORGERY SCANDAL IN STOCKHOLM

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

ART FORGERY SCANDAL IN STOCKHOLM A former Stockholm art gallery owner has been charged with a 30 million kronor ($4.4 million) art forgery scam. The name of the dealer in question was not given, but he is accused of faking works by some heavyweight modernists, including Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Edward ...

The FBI has seized a well-traveled forgery of a 1939 Andrew Wyeth watercolor, the fourth such counterfeit painting to surface since the artist’s death in January.

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The FBI has seized a well-traveled forgery of a 1939 Andrew Wyeth watercolor, the fourth such counterfeit painting to surface since the artist's death in January. U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss of Wilmington said that the same fake has been offered for sale several times since 1998, even after the artist ...

Suspected Forgery of 1,200 Frida Kahlo Works Reported

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Suspected Forgery of 1,200 Frida Kahlo Works Reported MEXICO CITY – Representatives of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Trust filed a criminal suit on Tuesday for the forgery of 1,200 Kahlo works of art that appear in two books recently published in Mexico and the United States. “Most of them appear ...

Antiquities Authority chief: Top scholars were suspected of ties to forgery group

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Antiquities Authority chief: Top scholars were suspected of ties to forgery group Sep. 8, 2009 MATTHEW KALMAN, Special to The Jerusalem Post , THE JERUSALEM POST A world-famous French scholar who authenticated one of the Israel Museum's prize exhibits and Israel's leading analyst of ancient semitic inscriptions were once suspected of being part ...

Protected: ART OF DECEPTION? NAPLES LAWSUIT ACCUSES CURATOR OF PICASSO PONZI SCHEME PHOTOS

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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Protected: Chinese copycat studios churn out thousands of Mandy Wilkinsons – alongside Da Vincis and Warhols

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

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Fake Civil War-era Medals of Honor recovered

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

By Allyson Bird The (Charleston) Post and Courier Five dark-suited FBI agents showed up at Patriots Point on Friday with two Civil War-era Medals of Honor.  And while the agents had few details about the investigation it took to bring the medals to their new home, they didn't mince words when it came ...

The tale of the six Mona Lisas

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Matthew Claxton Langley Advance Friday, August 21, 2009 It can be quite depressing reading police press releases. Most of what they let us know about, of course, is death, injury, theft, and fraud. Someone has been hurt or killed in a car accident, someone has been assaulted, someone has been robbed. The details of ...

The art world is riddled with forgeries, terrorising experts with the threat of lost reputation and corroding our appreciation of beauty

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Blinded by a fear of fakes The art world is riddled with forgeries, terrorising experts with the threat of lost reputation and corroding our appreciation of beauty  Jonathan Jones oguardian.co.uk, Friday 21 August 2009 15.20 BST   Last month I visited an art museum in an Italian seaside town. The museum was modern and well-organised, ...

LOS ANGELES (CN) – A private art dealer has filed a libel and slander suit against actress Claire Forlani for allegedly falsely claiming that he sold her a fake photographic print and had sold other fakes to other customers.

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Art Dealer Files Slander Action Against Claire Forlani By MILT POLICZER     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A private art dealer has filed a libel and slander suit against actress Claire Forlani for allegedly falsely claiming that he sold her a fake photographic print and had sold other fakes to other customers.      Paul ...

German police say they’ve arrested an art dealer and two other people in a worldwide art forgery ring, seizing 1,000 fake works.

Friday, August 21st, 2009

German police seize fake artworks CBC News  German police say they've arrested an art dealer and two other people in a worldwide art forgery ring, seizing 1,000 fake works. Authorities in southwestern Germany say they uncovered more than 1,000 phoney Alberto Giacometti bronzes and sculptures. Giacometti is an Italian artist known for his ...

Protected: A Legacy of War: Fake Art in Vietnam

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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Pakistan. Forgeries doing the rounds in art circles

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009 By By Asadullah  Karachi  The local art market has witnessed a boom exclusively for a few art galleries that have outfoxed older establishments with their rapid commercial success. Their prosperity is directly linked to the clandestine sale of forged artworks in the garb of authentic masterpieces, local artists claimed.  However, ...

Protected: Artist Howson’s fury at flood of ‘rubbish’ forgeries. The acclaimed Scottish painter Peter Howson has warned that hundreds of works attributed to him are fakes.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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A lord of the manor tricked an art dealer into buying a fake L.S. Lowry painting for £330,000 at a meeting in his room at London's Ritz hotel. Lord Maurice Taylor claims he told 'little white lies' so it would sound better

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Lord of the manor 'tried to sell fake Lowry for £330,000 at meeting in Ritz hotel' By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 12:49 AM on 25th February 2009 Lord Maurice Taylor claims he told 'little white lies' so it would sound better A lord of the manor tricked an art dealer into buying ...

SARASOTA COUNTY – A former art dealer was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling bogus paintings to two customers, including an elderly collector who has since died

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Art dealer sentenced for selling counterfeits By Todd Ruger Published: Friday, February 20, 2009 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, February 20, 2009 at 6:25 a.m. SARASOTA COUNTY - A former art dealer was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling bogus paintings to two customers, including an elderly collector who has since ...

Quebec police crack down on art forgery

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

By Rene Bruemmer, The GazetteJanuary 27, 2009 1:01 PM SQ chief inspector for economic crimes Michel Forget looks over one of several statues stolen from parks and building under construction. The accused, Richard McClintock, is also charged with being in the possession of 80 paintings he forged with a total value ...

Korea: Scandal Highlights Shadowy World of Art Forgery

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

“The Washing Place,” left, by the late Park Su-geun sold for 4.5 billion won at the Seoul Auction in May 2007, but is now embroiled in a forgery scandal. Another painting by Park, titled “Mothers Preparing Rice Cakes,” also stirred up a forgery allegation when it was donated to ...

Le monde de l'art parisien est confronté à une possible affaire de faux archéologique de première importance, qui vient jeter une lumière crue sur la fiabilité des expertises menées au sein de grandes maisons de vente aux enchères

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Archéologie: le mystère de la statue sans tête Par Fabrice Arfi Mediapart.fr Le monde de l'art parisien est confronté depuis plusieurs semaines à une possible affaire de faux archéologique de première importance, qui vient jeter une lumière crue sur la fiabilité des expertises menées au sein de grandes maisons de vente aux enchères. ...

Protected: French investigate suspected design fakes

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

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An art collector has been given the green light to sue Christie's auction house for allowing a purported Basquiat painting it allegedly knew was a fake to be sold anyway.

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

FORGERY A WORK OF ART By DAREH GREGORIAN November 15, 2008 -- An art collector has been given the green light to sue Christie's auction house for allowing a purported Basquiat painting it allegedly knew was a fake to be sold anyway. Christie's auctioned off the untitled work in 1990 for $242,000, crediting it ...

Protected: The New Yorker book review: The art forger who became a national hero (The case of Han van Meegeren)

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Digital imaging helps stop art forgeries; Computer program can scrutinize artist brush stroke

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

PRINCETON, N.J. — An artist's brush stroke, it seems, is as individual as a signature. In the world of art deals, where authenticity defines the value of a painting, those brush strokes determine whether a work has been painted by a master or is worth little more than the canvas ...

Phaistos Disc declared as fake by scholar

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Greek authorities will not allow the disc to be examined outside its case Jerome Eisenberg, a specialist in faked ancient art, is claiming that the disc and its indecipherable text is not a relic dating from 1,700BC, but a forgery that has duped scholars since Luigi Pernier, an Italian archaeologist, “discovered” ...

Protected: art restorer accused of Pollock scam

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

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Quai Branly Museum says crystal skull not Aztec

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

PARIS (AFP) — As Indiana Jones gets set to hit cinema screens with a new death-defying adventure in the "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", a Paris museum acknowledged Friday that its own star exhibit crystal skull was not what it was cracked up to be. One of only a dozen such ...

Fake Art and Patriotism in Russia

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

MOSCOW—Russian art-world headlines often boil down to corruption and conflicts between state and individual interests, and the stories occupying insiders right now are no exception. ARTINFO’s Moscow correspondent reports on the opening of the first foreigner-owned gallery in the country, a national museum owning up to its past transgressions, private ...

Fake Gauguin `Faun' Fools Curators

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Commentary by Martin Gayford Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Not since the days of the ingenious Dutchman Han van Meegeren has a forgery got so far. On Dec. 12, the Art Institute of Chicago said that ``The Faun,'' a ceramic sculpture attributed to Paul Gauguin in the museum's collection, was really the work ...

Bei den angeblich 2000 Jahre alten chinesischen Terrakotta-Kriegern im Museum für Völkerkunde handelt es sich lediglich um billige Kopien, die es in China an jeder Ecke für ein paar Euro gibt

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Tonkrieger-Schau macht dicht!Direktor Köpke zieht Konsequenz aus Skandal um die gefälschten Figuren UTE GEBAUER, CAROLA GROSSE-WILDE  Scheibchenweise kam der Skandal ans Licht, jetzt steht zweifelsfrei fest: Bei den angeblich 2000 Jahre alten chinesischen Terrakotta-Kriegern im Museum für Völkerkunde handelt es sich lediglich um billige Kopien, die es in China an jeder Ecke ...