13 April 2017


Knoedler Gallery Rothko Forgery Case Settles With Casino Owner

Another of the mounting lawsuits in the worlds largest art forgery case, centring around the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery in New York has settled out of court. Seven of the 10 lawsuits involving the scandal have now come to agreements out of court. The Knoedler Gallery was one of the most respected galleries in the world and NY’s longest established.

1 May 2015


Art Forgery: Overinflated Prices And The Buffoonery Of Collectors

Given the range of names appearing in Artlyst’s forged artists countdown, you would be forgiven for thinking that the measure of an artist who has finally ‘made it’ is one who has been copied, and copied by stealth and deceit for monetary gain. For the driving influence behind why forgeries are made exists outside the […]

20 January 2015


Spanish Forgery Ring Creating Picasso, Miró, and Matisse Fakes Arrested

Three people in the cities of Zaragoza and Tarragona have been arrested for trying to sell fake Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse drawings, El País reports. They have been charged with crimes against intellectual property and fraud after being csught by Spain’s Civil Guard. The arrests are the culmination of Operación Mirones (Operation […]

7 December 2011


Lagrange Sues Gallery For Fake Jackson Pollock

European hedge-fund executive Pierre Lagrange’s is suing NYC’s Knoedler Gallery for selling him a fake Jackson Pollock painting  Before parting with $15.3 million for the painting in 2007, Lagrange had apparently been told by the gallery that the painting, ‘Untitled, 1950’, was a genuine Pollack, and had come from ‘a private collector who had inherited […]