Forgeries »

Fake Japer Johns Flag Nets Court Appearance Rather Than $11 Million

Fake Japer Johns Flag Nets Court Appearance Rather Than $11 Million

Bullet Shih November 28, 2012 0

Sounding a bit like an alchemist’s spell gone awry, a New York foundry owner attempted to mix wax, bronze, and an American flag in his crucible hoping to produce $11 million dollars.  Instead he

Read More »
If At First You Don’t Succeed…

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Bullet Shih November 6, 2012 0

The New York Times has an interesting piece regarding the nine lives of art forgeries stating that most art forgeries even after being outed as such, are often quietly resold to another unsuspecting buyer

Read More »
Art Dealer Charged with Creating $1.3 Million Collection Out of Book Illustrations

Art Dealer Charged with Creating $1.3 Million Collection Out of Book Illustrations

Bullet Shih August 16, 2012 0

A federal grand jury has indicted Madison, Connecticut art dealer David J. Crespo, owner of the Brandon Art Gallery for defrauding clients by selling them fake Chagall lithographs and fake Picasso works from a

Read More »
Christie’s to Refund £1.7 Million for Fake Russian Painting

Christie’s to Refund £1.7 Million for Fake Russian Painting

Bullet Shih July 30, 2012 0

Several months ago we reported about Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and his lawsuit against Christie’s over the purchase of a painting by Boris Kustodiev titled Odalisque purportedly painted in 1919. The Telegraph has reported

Read More »
Spanish Police Bust Brokers Attempting to Sell $1.55 Million Fake Picasso

Spanish Police Bust Brokers Attempting to Sell $1.55 Million Fake Picasso

Bullet Shih July 9, 2012 0

The Guardian has reported that Spanish police have busted four people who were attempting to sell a forged Picasso 1964 painting Buste de Jeune Garçon for $1.55 million.  They write, The canvas, a counterfeit

Read More »
Warhol Purchased for $5 … Worth $5

Warhol Purchased for $5 … Worth $5

Bullet Shih May 30, 2012 0

About two months ago, we had a report about the Englishman Andy Fields who purchased a drawing at a garage sale in Las Vegas that was believed to be done by Andy Warhol when

Read More »
John Myatt the Forger Known for Screwing Collectors with KY Jelly To Be Subject of New Film

John Myatt the Forger Known for Screwing Collectors with KY Jelly To Be Subject of New Film

Bullet Shih May 10, 2012 0

  The BBC has reported that John Myatt the mild mannered former school teacher who was the artistic talent behind what Scotlansd Yard called the “biggest art fraud of the 20th Century” is to

Read More »
Russian Oligarch Suing Christie’s Over Alleged Forgery

Russian Oligarch Suing Christie’s Over Alleged Forgery

Bullet Shih April 30, 2012 0

Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg listed by Forbes as the 64th wealthiest person in the world is suing Christie’s over the purchase of a painting by Boris Kustodiev titled Odalisque purportedly painted in 1919. The

Read More »
Family Business: Russian Father and Daughter Nabbed for Selling 140 Forged Paintings

Family Business: Russian Father and Daughter Nabbed for Selling 140 Forged Paintings

Bullet Shih April 19, 2012 0

The problem with minimalist art or Suprematist art to be more specific, is that it is easy to copy.  Russian authorities have recently nabbed a father and daughter team attempting to sell 140 forged

Read More »
Venetian Prince Robbing Villas Blind

Venetian Prince Robbing Villas Blind

Bullet Shih April 2, 2012 0

In one of the more unbelievable stories of art theft that could be straight out of the Thomas Crown Affair , Cristiano Barozzi, Prince of Santorini has recently been busted in Venice with a

Read More »
Knoedler in Hot Water Again for Another Alleged Forgery

Knoedler in Hot Water Again for Another Alleged Forgery

Bullet Shih March 30, 2012 0

The NY Post has reported that the once prestigious Knoedler Gallery is heading to the courts again over another alleged forgery.  The painting in question is a purported Mark Rothko work from 1956 that

Read More »
Lincoln Family Victims of Dishonesty: Portrait of Mary Todd a Hoax

Lincoln Family Victims of Dishonesty: Portrait of Mary Todd a Hoax

Bullet Shih February 14, 2012 0

The New York Times has reported that a portrait presumed to be that of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s wife was deemed to be a fake after some cleaning and conservation found that details

Read More »
Hedge Funder Pierre Lagrange Claims to Have Purchased $17 Million Fake Pollock

Hedge Funder Pierre Lagrange Claims to Have Purchased $17 Million Fake Pollock

Bullet Shih January 11, 2012 0

According to The Art Newspaper, Pierre Lagrange who was listed as one of Wall Street’s most powerful art collectors has recently filed a complaint that Ann Freedman, the embattled former director of the recently

Read More »