Art and Crime – Forgery
The stories tell about 60 faked works of art, ranging from Pollock over Rothko to Motherwell. And about nine-figure losses. The forgery scandal regarding the Knoedler Gallery in New York outweighs by far the one concerning Beltracchi.
Why do fakes repeatedly become part of the most important museum collections worldwide? Why can forgers consistently deceive great connoisseurs of art so easily and why have so many fakes up to now not yet been uncovered?
Knoedler and the Chinese throws a light on a case of so a shattering an effect that New York’s eldest gallery was engulfed and vitally endangered by the c