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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 ...

Kwame Opoku – Did Egyptians Never Ask For The Restitution Of Nefertiti?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Did Egyptians Never Ask For The Restitution Of Nefertiti?Universal Museum Enthusiast Wrestles With Veracity And Reality modernghana.com/news/745455/did-egyptians-never-ask-for-the-restitution-of-nefertiti.html Right side of Nefertiti, Egypt, now in Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany. “The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, ...

How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries | WIRED

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Highly specialized tools sussed out a fake Jackson Pollock and nearly 40 other forgeries created by a Chinese artist in Queens, New York.Source: How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries | WIRED

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Mafiosi klauten Van-Gogh-Gemälde

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Mafiosi klauten Van-Gogh-Gemälde handelszeitung.ch/vermischtes/mafiosi-klauten-van-gogh-gemaelde-1218455 14 Jahre nach dem Raub zweier Gemälde von Vincent van Gogh aus dem Amsterdamer Van Gogh Museum sind die Werke in Italien gefunden worden. Die italienische Polizei hatte die Gemälde im Millionen-Wert südlich von Neapel im Zuge von Drogenermittlungen gegen die Mafia entdeckt. Sie waren in dem Haus eines ...

Camorra, trovati due quadri di Van Gogh: rubati nel 2002

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Camorra, trovati due quadri di Van Gogh: rubati nel 2002 corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napoli/cronaca/16_settembre_30/camorra-trovati-due-quadri-van-gogh-rubati-2002-9daae33e-86d6-11e6-ab01-47135e367c80.shtml napoli del 1885 e del 1882 Sono stati ritrovati e sequestrati dalla Guardia di Finanza nel corso di un’operazione contro un gruppo di narcotrafficanti in affari con il clan camorristico degli Amato-Pagano, i cosiddetti scissionisti attivi nelle zone di Secondigliano e Scampia di Titti Beneduce shadow «La ...

Sentences handed down in high-profile case over Drouot thefts

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Sentences handed down in high-profile case over Drouot thefts theartnewspaper.com/market/sentences-handed-down-in-high-profile-case-over-drouot-thefts/ The “cols rouges” are named after the red collars of the art handlers’ uniform. Photo: MaxPPP/Christophe Petit Tesson On Tuesday, 6 September, the Paris Criminal Court convicted 38 of 49 defendants in a high-profile trial that opened in March over a complicated web ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

A house full of stolen antiques

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A house full of stolen antiques frontline.in/the-nation/a-house-full-of-stolen-antiques/article8756071.ece Case of the missing idols AFTER the arrest of the international idol smuggler Subash Chandra Kapoor by the Tamil Nadu Police, a group of independent bloggers, inv... » The Idol Wing police in Tamil Nadu seize a treasure trove of antique idols stolen from temples in Tamil ...

Connoisseur & Smuggler:The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of ‘stolen’ idols in Chennai

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Connoisseur & Smuggler:The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of ‘stolen’ idols in Chennai indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/connoisseur-smugglerthe-84-year-old-art-dealer-and-his-collection-of-stolen-idols-in-chennai-2863448/ Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published:June 20, 2016 1:00 am Investigators now say Deendayal used to ship such items to the US and European countries. Known as an art dealer, connoisseur and even an inspiration to contemporary artists, ...

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 ...

Insider theft – Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints www.philly.com/philly/news/20160603_Jail_for_woman_who_plundered_famous_photo_prints.html By Justine McDaniel Bree DeStephano, 33, of York, was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in prison Thursday for stealing prints t from the award-winning Chester County photographer who snapped National Geographic's famous Afghan Girl portrait. A York County woman was sentenced to 9 to ...

‘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 ...

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

expatica.comhttp://www.expatica.com/nl/news/Ukranian-art-buyer-hands-back-stolen-Dutch-masterpiece_693043.html Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece 30th May 2016, 0 comments A Ukranian art buyer has handed back a missing 18th-century painting stolen a decade ago from a Dutch museum, bringing the total number of masterpieces retrieved from the heist to five, officials said on Monday. "A Ukranian resident returned ...

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 ...

Committing Crime Is Just Another Way To Use A City

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

fastcodesign.comhttp://www.fastcodesign.com/3059373/committing-crime-is-just-another-way-to-use-a-city Committing Crime Is Just Another Way To Use A City Geoff Manaugh 05.02.16 7:00 AM Before they knew his name, they called him Roofman. He would cut holes in the roofs of chain stores and fast food restaurants—usually a McDonald’s—then drop down through the ceiling to rob the startled employees. Geoff Manaugh's A ...

Protected: John Drewe – An artful swindle

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

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Terrorisme een dreiging voor musea? – Museum Security Network

Friday, April 29th, 2016

toncremers.nlhttp://www.toncremers.nl/2016/04/29/terrorisme-een-dreiging-voor-musea/ Terrorisme een dreiging voor musea? admin In de vele jaren waarin westerse landen, ik realiseer mij heel goed dat westerse landen niet de grootste slachtoffers zijn, last hebben van terroristische aanslagen, zijn die aanslagen gericht op metro’s en metrostations, treinen en stations, vliegtuigen en vliegvelden. Het lijkt erop dat terroristen, of ‘fucking assholes’ ...

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

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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Kempton Bunton may not have stolen Goya’s Duke of Wellington | Books | Entertainment | Daily Express

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Britain's most bizarre art heist - but was the wrong man jailed for stealing the Goya? www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/661590/Britain-art-heist-Francisco-Goya-Duke-Wellington-National-Gallery-Kempton-Bunton GETTY Goya's Duke of Wellington was taken from the National Gallery in 1691 For months in 1961 the heist gripped the public imagination, reaching fever pitch when ransom notes written in capital letters began arriving. They suggested ...

Stolen Dutch paintings recovered in Ukraine – BBC News

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Stolen Dutch paintings recovered in Ukraine www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36052485 15 April 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption The recovered paintings were displayed at the headquarters of Ukraine's security services Ukraine says it has recovered four paintings from a haul of 24 that was stolen from a gallery in the Netherlands more than ...

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Friday, April 15th, 2016

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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 ...

Kwame opoku – Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

modernghana.comhttp://www.modernghana.com/news/683204/unfounded-arguments-against-restitution-of-stolen-benin-arte.html Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts The Benin Cockerel above was looted by the British invasion army in 1897 during their notorious ‘Punitive Expedition’ in which they stole over 3500 Benin artefacts from the palace of the Oba of Benin. "There was a dim grandeur about it all , and ...

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 ...

Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy | World news | The Guardian

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Italian and Swiss police discovered 45 crates of archaeological relics worth €9m in 2014 at storage unit rented by Robin Symes Source: Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy | World news | The Guardian

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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