The potential sale of a collection of paintings stolen from a Dutch museum by Ukranian militia has made headlines this week.
But when the theft does not make the headlines, how can you protect yourself from buying stolen art? Continue reading
It seems John Raimondi is not the only artist concerned about copies of his sculptures being fabricated in China. British artist Anish Kapoor has accused authorities in China of “blatant plagiarism” after discovering that a stainless steel work that bears a close resemblance to his own work, Cloud Gate, has been built in the town of Karamay in north-west China. Continue reading
Coins, jewellery, mosaics, glassware, vases, figurines and other artefacts are reportedly being excavated and smuggled out of Iraq and Syria on an ‘industrial’ scale, to be sold online or in Western dealerships. 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
It was widely reported last week that a Palestinian man had complained to police that he had been duped into selling a Banksy that had appeared on the door of his bomb-damaged house. Police have now seized the work in dispute. Continue reading