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Art Fraud

Man Behind Fake Jasper Johns 'Flag' Pleads Guilty To Fraud

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York foundry owner once popular with artists pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he tried to sell phony knockoffs of ...

NY Dealer Admits To Selling $80 Million Worth Of Fake Art

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A New York art dealer admitted Monday she took part in a 15-year scam that fooled art enthusiasts into buying more than $80 million of cou...

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...

Did A Former Assistant Steal $6.5 Million Worth Of Art From Jasper Johns?

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A former assistant to Jasper Johns has been charged with selling 22 works he allegedly stole from the pop artist's Connecticut studio. Th...

Paintings By Warhol and Rothko Surrendered In Massive Fraud Scheme

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Eighteen contemporary artworks have been transferred to a hedge fund victimized in a massive $400 million fraud scheme, the Manhattan U.S....

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, ...

New York Art Dealer Charged In $4M Fraud

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — A New York art dealer has been charged in a $4 million fraud for selling works by Picasso, Matisse and others without informing the o...

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...