Mar 22, 2008

Ring of Fake Art Prints Busted

Have you checked the art print, that you bought from an auction? A ring of art print counterfeiters has sold thousands of art prints to buyers around the world, since 1999. These fake prints bears the forged signatures of Picasso, Miro, Dali and other famous artists.

"Thousands of people will learn they ... bought a fake," said Chicago-based U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who announced indictments on Wednesday charging two Americans, a Spaniard from Barcelona, and two Italians from Milan and Monsummano with multiple counts of fraud.

The counterfeits art prints were produced in Spain and Italy were sold in galleries, at art shows and through Internet auction site eBay. The sale price of these counterfeit prints were about $5 million. Now, U.S. authorities will seek to extradite the Europeans.

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Anonymous said...

There is a website dedicated to art fraud in prints and talks a little about this case. www.Art-Fraud.ORG

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