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Getty letters analysed in Marion True trial

The letters aid claims that the Getty Museum were aware of the origin of the illegally excavated artefacts

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Sotheby’s sues technology entrepreneur for non-payment

Defendant says auction house did not disclose its ownership of painting

Prince of Liechtenstein withdraws loans from Germany in dispute over leaked bank details

The Neue Pinakothek in Munich has been forced to cancel a major exhibition scheduled to open next month

“The Fleischmann Collection was just a front” - updates on the Marion True trial

The latest hearing in the Marion True trial links Getty to convicted dealer, again

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Artist Bjarne Melgaard is suing his former backer

Sculptor says collector made too many editions

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Dodgy dealers, curators and collectors named in the Marion True trial in Rome

The latest in the trial of former Getty antiquities curator, Marion True, and the Paris-based dealer Robert Hech both charged with conspiring to receive illegally excavated antiquities

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

Art marketarchive

Warhol board faces threat of class action

Movie producer Joe Simon-Whelan sues, believing his work is genuine

City of Amsterdam may be sued by the US over lawsuit brought by Malevich heirs

The heirs of Kazimir Malevich are seeking the return of 14 paintings from the Stedelijk Museum, claiming they are not entitled to the paintings

Collectorsarchive

Collector buying sight-unseen mistakes inches for feet and other art world gossip

Collector of Chinese contemporary gets more than he bargained for..

The Marion True trial: troubles in the courtroom

The hearings heated up when one of the defence lawyers threatened to abandon the trial if the prosecution continued its aggressive stance

The Marion True trial: investigation continues

The trial of former Getty antiquities curator continues with prosecutor Daniela Rizzo offering witness evidence

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Accountant alleges major fraud at art school founded by Andy Warhol

Charges focus on former executive director of the New York Academy of Art

Forgeriesarchive

Photographer Peter Beard sues over forgeries at Sotheby’s

“Crude and brazen forgeries” of the artist's work are popping up in the market

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Norwegian collector to sue British university for return of his antiquities

But scholars say they are likely to have been looted from Iraq

Marion True trial delayed by lawyers’ strike

This is in response to Italy's new liberalisation measures

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Washington's National Gallery wraps up Vuillard catalogue plagiarism suit with $37,500 payment to Annette Leduc and Brooks Beaulieu

However, a complaint lodged against Guy Cogeval, Antoine Salomon and Mathias Chivot was met with a counter-suit arguing that evidence had been fabricated

Evidence of Getty Venus’s illicit origin shown to court

Trial of Marion True continues with more evidence against her presented in court

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Tribunal rules in favour of disclosing price of Conrad Shawcross piece

After initially refusing , the true price was eventually disclosed