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The Art World’s Dirty Side

September 26, 2017

Art dealer Peter Gant & conservator Mohamed Aman Siddique

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.

Source: Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced