Forgeries

"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

Spanish brothers implicated in sale of fakes to Knoedler & Co to be extradited

Spain have consented to sending José Carlos and Jesús Ángel Bergantiños back to the US where they can be charged

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Unesco warns of fraud as unsanctioned authentication documents circulate

The warning states that certificates of authentication allowing imports of African cultural heritage are being forged

Poly Culture moves to reassure shareholders

Auction house addresses concerns over non-payment, forgeries and army links

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Most Chinese paintings in the V&A are fake

Artist-forgers have fooled Chinese collectors for centuries, as museums in the West are now discovering

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Fake graffiti reach courts as forgeries on market increase

Man charged with selling works imitating US artist JonOne as genre’s popularity continues to grow

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Fakes still on the market as Knoedler victims sue

New lawsuits filed after we publish list of those who bought forgeries—some of which have not been traced

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Russian avant-garde forgery case spreads to Israel

After hundreds of works are seized in Germany, police swoop in Tel Aviv

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Christie’s pulls works from Latin American auction after ‘forgery’ concerns

Ten items from one collection withdrawn from New York auctions

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Romero Britto and his dealers sued over forgeries

The artist is implicated in scheme, allegedly allowing fakes to circulate

Not a Bacon, expert tells court: The debate around Bacon's drawings continues

The chairman of the artist’s catalogue raisonné committee dismisses controversial drawings as “pastiches” in UK bankruptcy hearing

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How the detection of titanium white gave away Beltracchi

The pigment proved Beltracchi's version was inauthentic, since it was not in use at the time that the original was painted

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Growth in internet sales forces fraud issue

Identifying forgeries being sold on websites is not enough to tackle the problem

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Books: The fake’s progress from a sign of genius to a nefarious act... and back again

The history and scholarship of art forgery, and a faker’s delighted account of a life of deception

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Knoedler saga shows no sign of abating after last month's settlement as multiple suits remain unresolved

Several of the New York gallery's representatives have been indicted for engineering the sale of Abstract Expressionist forgeries

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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

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Was the Knoedler gallery warned about fakes?

The family of the artist Richard Diebenkorn says it alerted the gallery to fakes before they were sold

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Indonesian tycoon Tong Djoe loses appeal in fake case

An Indonesian businessman has lost his appeal against claims that he sold a fake painting, according to reports in the Singapore press

Beltracchi admits to faking the work of an estimated 50 artists in German interview

In 2011, he was given six years jail time for what was then understood to be a much smaller number of reproductions

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Italian pop art forgery scandal widens as six more works are now being sought

Public prosecutor Giuseppe Ferrando pursues fakes tied to JZ Art gallery

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Fears grow that Greek art market is riddled with forgeries

A legal case brought against Sotheby’s by a major Greek collector could be the tip of the iceberg

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Knoedler forgery scandal grows

The gallery is being sued over an alleged fake Pollock, sold for $17m in 2007

Number of Beltracchi fakes keeps on rising

Fortunately for the German art forger, he has fled the country and therefore cannot be investigated

True scale of alleged Beltracchi forgeries revealed

Major auction houses and galleries have been caught up in the fake art scam

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Football star and former Formula 1 boss caught up in fakes case

Jonathan Zebina and Flavio Briatore deny knowing paintings may be forgeries

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Four to go on trial in German “Werner Jäger” forgery case

Wolfgang Beltracchi, his wife Helene, her sister Jeanette, and Otto Schulte-Kellinghaus stand accused of selling high quality forgeries

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Dealers named in Giacometti fraud case sentenced to two years' imprisonment as over 1,150 sculptures of dubious provenance surface

However, the two chief defendants must wait until all evidence has been seen before the verdict can be given

'Jesuit priest' donates fraudulent works

Academic museums and universities are being targeted by a suspected art forger