The Chairman of Sotheby’s Board of Directors, Domenico de Sole, has told a Manhattan courtroom that his wife Eleanore is so devastated by being sold a worthless forgery of a Mark Rothko work that she cries every night.
Mr De Sole was speaking under cross-examination by a lawyer for the Knoedler Gallery after he took the stand in federal court last Wednesday (27 January) during the first week of a forgery trial. Continue reading
A new authentication system that would let artists sign their work with a unique, synthetic DNA tag has been developed, and it is receiving support from prominent artists and galleries. Continue reading
After serving three years of a six year prison sentence the man who made millions out of forged paintings is now free…and still making money from art. Continue reading