Lawsuits in Knoedler Forgery Case Are Set for Trial – The New York Times

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Two lawsuits in the Knoedler & Company gallery forgery case, one of the art market’s more stunning scandals, are set to go to trial in January because there is “ample circumstantial evidence” for a jury to decide whether the gallery’s former president knew that some paintings she was selling were ...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

by Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher …….. Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. The 1924 Double Eagle is by far the most common date in the Saint-Gaudens series. NGC has graded more than 300,000 examples—an astonishing number, particularly given that the ...

Uzbekistan: Scandal Descends on Jewel of Avant-Garde Art | News | The Moscow Times

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

It was supposed to be a day of festivities at a world-famous art museum out in the desert of western Uzbekistan. Instead, the stench of scandal sullied the occasion. As dignitaries assembled in the region of Karakalpakstan on Sept. 4 to celebrate the centenary of Igor Savitsky, the founder of a ...