Tag: Arrested

Italian Man Suspected of Planning van Gogh Heist Arrested – ARTnews.com

One of Italy’s most wanted fugitives, an alleged kingpin in the Naples-based Camorra organized crime syndicate, has been arrested in Dubai under suspicion of buying black market van Gogh paintings. Raffaele Imperiale, thought by police to be a major organized crime figure, was arrested on August 4 and is being held in the United Arab Emirates awaiting extradition, Italy’s state police and financial crimes ...

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L.A. Dealer Douglas Chrismas Arrested on Embezzlement Charges – ARTnews.com

Douglas Chrismas, a longtime Los Angeles gallerist whose reputation began to dim around a decade ago after allegations of suspicious business dealings, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on Tuesday on charges that he embezzled more than $260,000 from the bankruptcy estate of his now-defunct Ace Gallery. Chrismas is currently facing three charges of embezzlement. If convicted of all three, the 77-year-old ...

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Tania Bruguera Among Artists Arrested Amid Protests in Cuba – ARTnews.com

Amid growing protests across Cuba, state forces are cracking down on artists and anti-government demonstrators. An estimated 500 Cubans who were arrested during peaceful street protests last week face charges of inciting unrest. Last night, Tania Bruguera’s studio posted on its Facebook page that she had been taken in for questioning by government forces. Her studio claimed she had been detained in relation to ...

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A Conspiracy Theorist Who Vandalized Hunter Biden’s New York Gallery Has Been Arrested

A conspiracy theorist filmmaker was arrested last week for vandalizing the New York gallery representing U.S. president Joe Biden’s 51-year-old son, Hunter Biden. The vandal, Rod Webber, entered Georges Berges Gallery on Friday afternoon with a can of pink spray paint in hand. (Webber later claimed on Twitter that it was a bottle of washable hair spray.) He scrawled the word “daddy” on a wall ...

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Mexican politician arrested in Basquiat, Haring art forgery case in New York

A suspect who was a recent mayoral candidate in Mexico was arrested in New York for allegedly peddling four purported pieces by modern art icons Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, federal prosecutors said Friday.Angel Pereda, 49, was arrested in New York on Friday based on an allegation of wire fraud in what federal law enforcement described as an attempt to get millions of dollars ...

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Six Arrested for Vandalizing Richard Serra Sculpture in Qatari Desert – ARTnews.com

Six people have been arrested in Qatar for vandalizing a giant Richard Serra sculpture in the country’s desert. The Qatar Museums, which manages the upkeep of the piece, titled East West/West East (2014), announced the arrests on Instagram and said they had occurred within the past two months. “Legal procedures are in process against” the suspected vandals, the Qatar Museums said. In a prior ...

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