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Art Forgery

Online Trove Of Haring And Warhol Works Is Probably A Fake

artnet | artnet News | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

By Eileen Kinsella This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Pure Evil gallery owner Charles Uzzell Edwards halted sales of this and ...

How A Ring Of Con Artists Duped The Art World By Forging Masterworks In A Garage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.24.2014 | Arts

A talented Chinese painter and a trio of art-dealing crooks allegedly fooled the art world into purchasing $80 million dollars worth of forged masterp...

Florida Pastor Convicted After Selling Fake Damien Hirst Artworks

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami pastor was convicted Tuesday of trying to cash in on counterfeit artworks that mimicked valuable pieces by British art lumin...

Florida Pastor Charged With Knowingly Peddling Fake Damien Hirst Artworks

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami pastor knowingly peddled phony examples of some of British art star Damien Hirst's signature themes, prosecutors said in sum...

British Man Could See Pricey 'Chagall' Painting Burned As A Fake

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — When British collector Martin Lang submitted one of his paintings to a French committee, he was hoping to find out if it was an authen...

Jasper Johns To Testify In New York Art Forgery Case

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Jasper Johns will testify against a foundry owner charged with trying to sell a fake bronze sculpture of his iconic 1960 pain...

A Tale of Art Forgery, Sex Slavery and Single Parenthood

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Harper

There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.

Galleries Buy And Sell $30 Million Worth Of Fake Art

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- More arrests were planned in the criminal case against a New York art dealer accused of peddling counterfeit art for 15 years as the undis...

The FBI's Most Convincing Forgeries Get Their Own Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

Upon entering "Caveat Emptor" you will likely be able to recognize the exhibition's work with confidence. Iconic pieces made famous by art legends lik...

Rogues' Gallery a Scandal-Plague Book on the History of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

James Grundvig | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

New dirt, more scandals. They pour out of a book that profiles the curators, city planners and barons of American high society, anyone with oversized egos, through a dual thread that captures the history of New York City and the United States.

Hacking van Gogh: Is the Master's 'Fingerprint' Missing From a MET Painting?

James Grundvig | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

After enduring the Great Recession, the public has shown a backlash against the $25 admission fee for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which charges it as a "donation."

International Art Ring Exposed!

AP | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts

BERLIN -- German police said Thursday they have broken up a multi-million-euro (-dollar) international forgery ring which specialized in producing bog...

The Complicated Business of Spotting an Art Forgery

Keith L.T Alexander | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts
Keith L.T Alexander

Value is relative, and whether a work of art is a forgery should not matter if the work of art gives you fulfillment.

Art Expert Arrested On Suspicion Of Forgery

Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts

The "vivacious dandy" Amedeo Modigliani has been dead for nearly a century, yet his name continues to creep into some of the contemporary art world's ...

10 Great Art Forgers

Jonathon Keats | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Jonathon Keats

Vilified by institutions and applauded by outsiders, art forgery has been much discussed as a crime. The time has come to look at great forgeries as high art.

The Art of the Fake in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

A couple of recent books illustrate our fascination with the arcane world of art forgery. Perhaps, in this Internet age, when so little seems to be truly original, the subject of how to produce a master forgery that will fool all the experts seems particularly relevant.

Yer Cheatin' Art, Part II: Conversation With an Art Forger

Janice Harper | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Janice Harper

Like a method actor who lives the role he plays with such intensity and focus that he begins to instinctively move and think like the character he is playing, an art forger needs to channel his ancestral muse so that he can envision a convincing -- and compelling -- fabrication.

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?

Art Website Sells Cezanne Painting For $20

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Paintings by Paul Cezanne have sold for over a million dollars at auction houses, the last one fetching over $1.8 million at Sotheby's in February of ...

Four Arrested For Forging Picasso

AP | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts

MADRID -- The Interior Ministry says police have arrested four people for trying to sell a forged Pablo Picasso oil painting for up to (EURO)1.2 milli...

Museum Plays April Fools' Joke On Prolific Forger

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 03.30.2012 | Home

CINCINNATI -- Fool me once, the saying goes. But 50 times? That's what a convincing art forger did for nearly three decades when he donated his copies...

Alleged Art Forger Pleads Not Guilty To Selling Phony Monets, Van Goghs

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to defrauding a Los Angeles art collector out of more than $2 million by selling him forgerie...

FAKE: Motherwell Painting Declared A Forgery

nytimes.com | PATRICIA COHEN; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

A forged Robert Motherwell painting was branded with the equivalent of a scarlet letter on Tuesday in a legal settlement involving three art galleries...

WATCH: Art Forgery Ring That Tricked Steve Martin Heads To Trial

Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

The trial has begun on a massive art forgery case in which the suspects are accused of having made about €16 million from sales of meticulously fake...

PHOTO: Steve Martin Victim Of Art Fraud (UPDATE)

Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

Steve Martin has had a varied career as an actor, writer, comedian, SNL host, musician, and art lover, but he's probably not too happy to add 'victim'...