This is a story we have all heard before, but it is important to keep it in mind when traveling through the art world … be careful. Even the biggest of galleries, Knoedler being the main one, can be fooled … or were they? Are these stories really about master forgers who can truly create a work of art that can fool everyone? Or are they more about greed … when a great deal, or big money, stares someone in the eyes are they a little less careful? Do they end up turning a blind eye to the red flags?
There are many great galleries out there. Dealers who do their best to check out all the works they offer. Do not let a few bad apples spoil it for the rest. In any event, the following story makes for an interesting read … more about the dark side of the art world.