Appearing in federal court in Manhattan today, Glafira Rosales pled guilty to all nine counts, including wire fraud, filing false tax returns and money laundering, that she faced in connection with the ongoing investigation of the sale of forged works of art by the now-closed Knoedler gallery.
Knoedler & Company
Glafira Rosales, the Long Island-based art dealer who has been under investigation for allegedly selling counterfeit artworks by 20th-century masters including Pollock, de Kooning and Rothko through the now-defunct Knoedler & Company and other galleries, was arrested today and charged with filing false tax returns for the years 2006 through 2008 and deliberately failing to Read More
In its May issue, Vanity Fair delves into the ongoing saga surrounding the Knoedler gallery, the Upper East Side stalwart which closed last year after 165 years in business, and its former director Ann Freedman. The gallery made headlines when allegations surfaced that it sold fake works attributed to some of the 20th century’s biggest artists, including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Robert Motherwell.
While we’ve heard a lot about the scandal involving KnoedleR, and the various sales it made of works whose provenance is now disputed, Michael Schnayerson’s piece gives a colorful back story of Ms. Freedman, her rise at Knoedler and then her fall, challenging her due diligence in researching the provenance of her acquisitions for the gallery.