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Thefts

German police arrest three suspects in Dresden jewel heist investigation

More than 1,600 police officers take part in raids in Berlin to solve violent theft from Dresden’s Green Vault

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Investigation

Protesters call for removal of MoMA trustee linked to Puerto Rican debt crisis

As the museum opens an ambitious $450m expansion, activists are demanding that “vulture fund” investor Steven Tananbaum be taken off the board—but he is not the only trustee with financial interests in the island

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Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales

Yves Bouvier, whose bail set at €27m, denies wrongdoing

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Art market

Rare manuscripts to be sold as world’s largest private collection is liquidated

Bank gets €28m from sale of Paris mansion

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Cambodia

Western museums under pressure from China, Turkey, and Cambodia to fulfil restitution claims

The number of artefacts under restitution claims is rising

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March 2012

Arrest in latest Prouvé fakes case

Three dealers say initial complaints were dismissed by Artcurial specialists

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Fakes & copies

Police investigate allegedly fake photographs sold at Artcurial Deauville

The works were supposedly from the artist’s family and "rediscovered"

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Fakes & copies

Park Soo-keun work sold for record price in Seoul is not a fake, investigation finds

Sold at auction for 4.52bn, ($4.86m)

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Antiquities & Archaeology

UCL damned over handling of looted Aramaic antiquities

A report which concluded that ancient bowls on loan from a Norwegian collector “must have been illegally excavated in Iraq” has not been made public

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Sevso silver

Questions arise surrounding legitimacy of items thought to be part of supposedly incomplete Sevso silver hoard

Documents seen by The Art Newspaper reveal that five bowls, 37 cups and 187 spoons were offered with the 14 pieces which make up the Roman treasure

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Studying unprovenanced antiquities: The question of Schøyen's incantation bowls

University College London has set up an inquiry to examine the origin of “looted” bowls on loan from a Norwegian collector

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Salvador Dalí

Cache of Dalí fakes found in warehouses owned by John Peter Moore

Moore was once the friend and agent of the artist

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Piero Manzoni

Piero Manzoni “Achrome” a fake

The court was convinced by differences in the artists' technique

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July 1997

At least 45 Van Goghs may well be fakes: The Art Newspaper investigates

Sixteen of the doubted paintings are displayed in the Van Gogh museum; leading scholars to consider another 21 dubious works

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Jan van Eyck

Seeking out Van Eyck's "The Just Judges" altarpiece

Next month the Belgian city of Ghent is mounting a high-tech search for a panel of Van Eyck's masterpiece missing since 1934

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May 1994

Mastermind behind Wedgwood fakes was at work for 20 years

Scotland Yard launches investigation into highly skilful counterfeits of antique Jasper and Black Basalt ware