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Mark Rothko

Disgraced Madoff investor’s Rothkos turn up in Moscow

J. Ezra Merkin offloads $310 million collection

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July 1998

The Van Gogh fakes scandal: the tally one year later

Last July, The Art Newspaper broke the news that at least 45 Van Gogh paintings were suspect. This is what has happened since

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Joseph Beuys

The Joseph Beuys drawings scandal: Expert Heiner Bastian explains why the drawings are fakes while the dealer who owns them defends them and himself

“I’m right and you’re wrong!” “No, I’m right and you’re wrong!”

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May 1994

Mastermind behind Wedgwood fakes was at work for 20 years

Scotland Yard launches investigation into highly skilful counterfeits of antique Jasper and Black Basalt ware

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Politics

Former Greek premier caught red-handed with illegal antiquities

Almost all Minoan antiquities assembled by former premier, Mr Mitsotakis, appear to have an illegal provenance.

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Fakes & copies

Following the Rodin fakes scandal French bronze founders act to protect their good name

The Syndicat concluded that French legislation is incomplete in its definitions of reproductions and forgery