August 24, 2009

S.F. dealer accused of selling fake MirĂ³ prints Read more:

A veteran of San Francisco's art gallery scene in Union Square who fashioned himself as an "authenticator of works" has been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges for allegedly selling fake Joan Miró prints.
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August 23, 2008

Hirst's Marketing End Run


August 23, 2008; Page W12
Much hubbub has attended Damien Hirst's decision to sell his art directly via Sotheby's auction house in mid-September without going through his big-name gallerists, Larry Gagosian and Jay Joplin. Some have seen this direct-to-market ploy by the artist as more evidence of his titanic Duchampian originality, as if even the way he plans to sell his work is a radical new art form. According to the Web site Art Observed, Sotheby's spokesman Oliver Barker has offered his perspective that "Damien is totally fearless. He's not just an outstanding artist; he's a cultural phenomenon."   ...(more)

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August 22, 2008

Art Crime

Arts Ten Most Wanted Works - WSJ

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August 21, 2008

WSJ - An Undercover Master Builds a Force

WSJ article - An Undercover Master Builds a Force

Undercover Masters
The FBI is training a nationwide squad to combat art crime after relying on one man for years.

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January 15, 2008

Mona Lisa's Smile

Been pondering the age old question of Mona Lisa's identity?

Here's an academic answer:

And a related novel:

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