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
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Domenico and Eleanore De Sole are suing the defunct Knoedler Gallery for $25 million, alleging that the gallery’s president Ann Freedman–who is also named as a defendant–conspired to sell them a fake Rothko. Mr. De Sole is the chairman of Tom Ford’s fashion firm. The FBI has already been investigating a number of allegedly forged paintings that were brought to market by a Long Island dealer and sold through Knoedler.
On November 30, when most of the art world was in Miami, the 165-year-old Knoedler gallery sent out a curt e-mail announcing abruptly that it was closing.
The gallery has closed its doors for good, but this story is far from over.
More details as they arise.