Fakes & copies

The Art Newspaper's exposé helps close dubious Russian avant-garde art display in Ghent museum

Heirs of George Costakis, Naum Gabo and leading scholars disputed provenance claims of works on show at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten

Leonardo da Vinci is big business for Berlin copyists whose Salvator Mundi is in the pipeline

Russian brothers behind the replicas are planning a show of their Leonardo reproductions next year

Collectors tackle rise in fake Modern Middle Eastern art

Dalloul Art Foundation investigates authenticity of some Middle Eastern works before museum opening

Tim Cornwell. , additional reporting by Anna Brady

Ann Freedman, former Knoedler director, settles final lawsuit

Ten cases were brought to court by collectors who purchased fakes through the gallery

Three men charged with selling fake Damien Hirst prints online for $400,000

Man recently imprisoned for similar scheme is among group accused of deceiving dozens of collectors around the world


Lawsuit against art historian over fake Rothko settled out of court

The case against Oliver Wick was brought by the casino billionaire Frank Fertitta


Michigan art dealer sentenced to 41 months for running Modern art forgery scheme

Eric Spoutz was charged with selling fake works purportedly by De Kooning, Kline and Mitchell, that netted him $1.45m


Sotheby’s takes Mark Weiss to court over contested Frans Hals

The auction house has started proceedings in English High Court to recover its losses in the sale of a work that was deemed a forgery after technical testing

No further jail time for Glafira Rosales for her role in $80m Knoedler forgery scandal

The Long Island dealer says she was abused and coerced into committing fraud by partner who fled to Spain

Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan’s work grows in Korea with three arrests

The artist himself has denied that the works investigated by police are fakes

Serious doubts grow over Old Masters sold by Giulano Ruffini

US collector refunded by Sotheby’s after tests reveal modern materials in “Frans Hals” painting &nbsp;<br> <br>

The man at the centre of the Old Master fakes scandal

Sotheby's refunds buyer of Frans Hals once owned by Giulano Ruffini


What we learned from the Knoedler fakes scandal

Collectors still in the dark even when experts have doubts as reports rarely published

ARCHIVE: Unauthenticated Bacon works on sale in London

Herrick Gallery is marketing two pastels and eight drawings said to be by the Irish-born artist

Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein’s Cranach

Old Master works by Orazio Gentileschi, Frans Hals and Diego Velázquez drawn into dispute

Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings

In a letter to a lawyer, Geng Jianyi calls his previous dismissal of the works as authentic a “failure of memory”


Judgment against Max Ernst expert Werner Spies overturned in appeal

French court has reversed a decision fining the scholar for authenticating a fake work of art produced by Wolfgang Beltracchi

Knoedler Gallery settles lawsuit over fake Willem de Kooning

Collector John Howard bought the forgery from now defunct gallery for $4m

Could Leonardo’s Bella Principessa be Greenhalgh’s Bolton Sally?

Convicted UK forger claims to have faked the Renaissance drawing

Is it plagiarism or is it ‘shanzhai’?

Yayoi Kusama and Random International are latest victims of China’s copycats

Works of art to be tagged with DNA in bid to fight forgeries

Eric Fischl among the artists to support authentication system launched in London this week


Knoedler fakes case will go to trial, judge orders

The gallery’s former director Ann Freedman will “tell her story”, her lawyer says

Three angry buyers quietly settle forgery cases with Knoedler

Six lawsuits over fake Abstract Expressionist works are ongoing while suspects in Spain face extradition


A new book on the art of forgery is deceptively slick

Clare Finn asks: What is forgery without the forgers?

Backlash over claim that Egyptian geese were cooked up in 1800s

Museum director and former antiquities minister refute Italian archaeologist’s theory

"Ridiculous" case involving possible Malevich, Suetin, and Chashnik fakes continues

The lawsuit, dating back to 2009, is between Russian dealer Gary Tatintsian and Lev Nussberg, an artist, art historian and collector