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Protester charged for defacing African American Civil War memorial at US National Gallery of Art

A climate activist with the group Declare Emergency has been taken into custody over a paint-smearing incident at the museum last year

Victor Vasarely works seized in Puerto Rico amid longstanding family feud over Op artist’s legacy

More than 100 paintings by the late artist and his son were allegedly taken in the FBI raid

Auctioneer admits he helped create fake Basquiats seized by FBI in museum raid

Michael Barzman, who formerly ran an auction company that bought and resold the contents of storage lockers, said in plea agreement that he and another man made and sold 20 to 30 fake Basquiats

FBI launches app to help identify stolen art

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has made its Nation Stolen Art File, most commonly used by law enforcement, available on mobile to the public

FBI returns 2,000-year-old Roman mosaic discovered in Los Angeles to Italy

The mosaic, which features a portrait of Medusa and had been cut into 16 pieces, was returned to Rome by the FBI’s Art Crime Team

FBI raids Florida museum, seizing 25 Basquiat paintings amid questions regarding their authenticity

The works had purportedly been sitting in a storage unit for 30 years before resurfacing in 2012 and eventually going on view at the Orlando Museum of Art

FBI repatriates smuggled artefacts, artworks and other objects to Peru

The returned objects include artefacts from the collection of amateur archaeologist Donald Miller, the subject of a high-profile raid in 2014

Mexican man arrested by FBI for attempting to sell allegedly fake works by Basquiat and Haring

Angel Pereda was offering paintings and sculptures by the artists to auction houses in New York

California man is charged with illegally importing an ancient mosaic, possibly from Syria

Indictment says the paperwork misrepresented the work’s quality and value

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Victims of forgery are ‘left in limbo’ by legal proceedings

Recent high-profile trials mean collectors are wondering where to turn if they think they have fakes

Stolen art discovered in reclusive collector’s estate

Christie’s and the Stair Galleries both cancelled sales as a result