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Florida Man Faces 20 Years in Prison for Allegedly Selling Cheap Prints as Multimillion-Dollar Artworks by Basquiat and Other Stars

The art dealer Daniel Elie Bouaziz has been indicted by the Southern District of Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering. The disgraced Palm Beach gallerist stands accused of selling cheap reproductions of works by artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Banksy, but telling buyers they were the real deal. The F.B.I. raided one ...

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Man Beaks Into Dallas Museum of Art and Smashes Art – ARTnews.com

A man broke into the Dallas Museum of Art on Wednesday night, significantly damaging several artworks, including three Greek artifacts and a contemporary Native American piece. According to the Dallas Morning News, Brian Hernandez, 21, shattered the museum’s glass entrance with a metal chair. Once inside, he began targeting the collection. Among the casualties of his vandalism was a 6th-century BCE Greek amphora, a ...

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Man ‘Mad at His Girl’ Destroys $5.1 Million in Art – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A man accused of breaking into the Dallas Museum of Art overnight and destroying more than $5 million in irreplaceable artwork tells police he broke in and caused damage because he "got mad at his girl." According to an arrest warrant obtained by NBC 5 Thursday afternoon, a man identified by police as 21-year-old Brian Hernandez was apprehended late Wednesday night at the museum ...

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British Man Accused of Smuggling Iraqi Artifacts Faces Death Penalty – ARTnews.com

A British tourist could face the death penalty in Iraq after being accused of smuggling artifacts out of the country. Jim Fitton, a former geologist, collected stone fragments and shards of broken pottery as souvenirs during an archaeological tour of Eridu, an ancient Sumerian city in southern Iraq. He was arrested at the airport on March 20 after the baggage belonging to the tour ...

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Connecticut Man Finds Works by ‘Largely Forgotten’ Artist in Dumpster – ARTnews.com

A group of paintings by Francis Hines, an obscure artist active in 1970s and ’80s New York, that were rediscovered after having been discarded near a Connecticut barn will be showcased by a Manhattan gallery next month. Nearly 40 large-scale abstract paintings were found in 2017 by a local mechanic named Jared Whipple on a property in Waterbury, near the artist’s former studio. Whipple ...

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CT man found abandoned art pieces by Francis Hines in a barn 5 years ago and is set to make MILLIONS

A Connecticut mechanic who found dozens of abandoned art pieces by Francis Hines - an artist famously known as 'New York's wrapper' - in a barn five years ago and is now set to make millions off the pieces. In September 2017, Jared Whipple, 40, of Waterbury, received a phone call from his contractor friend George Martin, 47, of Naugatuck, about large canvases with painted ...

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Burning Man Artist David Best Will Build—and Then Burn—a Massive Covid Memorial Temple in England

In May, a monumental temporary wooden sculpture will be erected to honor U.K.’s losses during the Covid-19 pandemic. And then it will be burned. Titled Sanctuary, the intricately-carved, 22-meter (65-foot) wooden piece is designed by the California artist David Best. The structure will echo the temples Best has previously built at Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, where a “Temple Burn” has long ...

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