Tag: Forgery

‘The Last Vermeer’ Flubs History Lesson About a Great Forgery – ARTnews.com

Christ with the Woman Taken in Adultery, a painting by Vermeer, seemed to stand out among the many great works by the 17th-century Dutch master. It lacked the soft lighting of his other paintings, and it was short on his meticulous attention to detail. But its deficiencies didn’t matter much to Hermann Göring, a top-level Nazi who bought the painting for 1.6 million gilders, ...

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Hollywood Man Sentenced in $6 M. Art Forgery Ring – ARTnews.com

A California man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for attempting to sell over $6 million worth of forged paintings he claimed were by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, among others. On Wednesday Philip Righter, who resides in West Hollywood, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and tax fraud, per the Associated Press. He received a five-year ...

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Inside the Weird World of Art Forgery

Ken Perenyi knows a thing or two about forging art. He did it for almost 30 years. But now he's gone legit. Two FBI agents knocked on the door of his Florida home and began a five-year investigation into Perenyi’s production and sale of fraudulent paintings. He'd passed off forgeries of primarily 19th-century artists, like James E. Buttersworth, in major international auction houses. "Imitation is ...

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