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Frans Hals Matter Back In Court

November 23, 2020
Fake Frans Hals

Fake Frans Hals

The saga of a fake Frans Hals painting, which Sotheby’s sold privately for $10.8M, was thought the be over last year; however, one of the “consignors” has decided to challenge a London High Court’s ruling.

Last December, the court ruled that Fairlight Art Ventures owed Sotheby’s $5.3M. Now, Fairlight is claiming that they were not a partner with dealer Mark Weiss (who settled with Sotheby’s), but a financier. As such, they are not bound by the contract for the sale of the work.

Source: Dispute Over Allegedly Forged Frans Hals Painting Heads Back to Court in U.K.