Fraud

March 1999archive

'The biggest contemporary art fraud of the century'

John Drewe probably faked as many as 200 pictures, tampering with archive material and duping the experts

Exploitation of the Tate Archives: Trial of accused paintings fraudster

John Drewe donated money to the Tate and allegedly doctored its documents

Fraudulent former dealer duped Irish Georgian Society, cheated investors out of £1.8 million, and sent fake Expressionists to tour twelve US colleges

Bryn Lloyd Williams, a former dealer, duped Desmond Guinness of the Irish Georgian Society and cheated investors out of £1.8 million, while Expressionist fakes toured 12 US colleges

July 1994archive

The hunting and capture of two fakers: Mr and Mrs 'van den Bergen' arrested on forgery charges

Ali Baba’s cave of forgeries uncovered—the crucial evidence lay in the fake certificates

Scotland Yard flushing out the fakes

Criminal proceedings over early English pottery fraud

Fake Giacometti furniture trial ends with jail sentences and fines for Jacques Redoutey and suppliers

Experts complain that large number of fakes in the market makes it difficult to identify authentic works

Your Diego Giacometti may well be a fake: Massive fraud network between Besançon, Geneva, Paris, London and New York

It is estimated that between 65-80% of Giacometti furniture and sculpture offered at auction since 1986 is fake