Fakes, fakes everywhere? (ctd.)

September 11 2017

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Picture: via TAN

The long-running Knoedler scandal has drawn to a close for Anne Freedman, who was director of the New York gallery when it sold $70m worth of fakes. Freedman has settled the last case against her, and continues to deny suspecting any of the pictures were fake. She has said:

“I was a perfect mark, so I’m told, and my research helped them figure out their own scheme,” describing those who conned her as “exquisitely conspiratorial wizards”.

That's as may be. But the fakers were not wizard enough to fool a fairly basic scientific analysis of the paintings. 

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