Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

When you sell your home the paperwork details the sale, including your name, and the title search lists the names of the people who owned the property before you. But when someone sells an artwork at auction ā€” even something worth $100 million, much more than your house ā€” the identity is typically concealed. Oh, […]

Indictment Details How to Forge a Masterpiece

The painting caught Pei-Shen Qianā€™s eye, but it was the price that affected him deeply. Mr. Qian, browsing in a booth at a Manhattan art show a decade ago, had stumbled across his own work: a forgery of a modern masterpiece that he had recently completed. He had sold it for just a few hundred […]