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Art Fraud

Former NFL Player's Alleged Art Scam Could Result In 110 Years In Jail

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

According to Investment News, a painting by French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin is at the center of an investment scandal, enacted by former...

A Painting Without an Artist

Janice Harper | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Janice Harper

Confirming that it was his expert opinion that Fletcher owned the first Doig painting to be sold, Bartlow set out to have the painting authenticated by Peter Doig himself. And that's where the story gets weird.

Yer Cheatin' Art: An Art Forger Tells All (Part I)

Janice Harper | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Janice Harper

For all the forgers' mastery of art, there remains the troubling issue of morality. What does it mean to turn such a phenomenal skill toward criminal ends? And just how criminal is it, really?

Famed Mary Todd Lincoln Painting Actually A Fake

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

A long-celebrated portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln which hung for decades in the Illinois governor's mansion has been deemed a fake. James Cornelius, ...

Why Was This Celebrated Art Dealer Arrested?

Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

Formally well-respected Australian art dealer Ronald Coles is finally facing up to ten years in jail for his alleged involvement in a multi-million do...

Fake Art Dealer Gets Nine Years In Prison

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

A Northbrook art dealer who played a crucial role in a multi-million dollar, international fake art ring was sentenced last week to nine years in pris...

What Happens to Confiscated Art 'Fakes'?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

2010-09-29-forgedart.jpgWhat to do with counterfeit art is determined on a case-by-case basis, often dependent upon whether or not the owner knew that it was a fake. Proving fraud, intentional deception, is often quite difficult.

Lawrence Salander, Halsey Minor Auction Artwork To Pay For Fraud, Debt

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two great art collections are being auctioned off to pay for two great misdeeds. This past weekend saw the first of two auctions of disgraced art dea...