Made You Look: The True Story About Fake Art is a new to Netflix documentary. It charts the demise of Knoedler New York’s oldest commercial art gallery.
Ann Freedman has settled her final lawsuit in what has been New York’s biggest art scandal.
12 July 2017
The art fraudster Glafira Rosales who was central to the Knoedler art fraud scam has been ordered to Pay $81 million in compensation to the victims of the scandal.
The issue of fakes is alluring headline fodder: what is it that is so compelling about forged artworks? Once could say it places greater emphasis on what makes the real deal a genuine article; though the limelight tends to fall on the fake works themselves, obscuring the original talent which it so brazenly tramples over. It […]
The former president and director of the now defunct Knoedler & Company gallery, Ann Freedman has settled out of court, just one day before she was set to take the stand. The fraud lawsuit brought against her and the gallery by collectors Domenico and Eleanore De Sole, over an $8.3 million fake Rothko painting has been […]
If you have been wondering what happened to the fraud case which closed the 150 year old Knoedler Gallery in New York, there have been major new developments. A Federal judge has ordered that two cases relating to the alleged sale of forged Abstract Expressionist paintings, are to go to trial. The two cases involve the multimillion dollar sale of fake artworks by such […]
A highly regarded Swiss curator from the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland has been implicated in the lawsuit and scandal surrounding the sale of forgeries by the now defunct Knoedler & Company gallery in New york. The gallery abruptly closed in 2011 after over $80m worth of forgeries were sold. Frank Fertitta III a Las […]
A Long Island art dealer who operated a scam selling more than $80m (£50m) worth of fake Abstract Expressionist art, to a number of high profile galleries, has pleaded guilty in an U.S. District Court, in Manhattan. Glafira Rosales, 57 confessed to the sale of 63 counterfeit works of art, sold over a twenty year […]