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Glafira Rosales Released on Bail

Rosales. (Courtesy Art Market Monitor)

The New York Times reports that Glafira Rosales, the Long Island art dealer accused of money laundering and tax evasion in connection with a string of expensive forgeries that passed through the now closed Knoedler Gallery, has been released on bail. Read More

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Thief Returns Dalí to Adam Lindemann’s Gallery

Salvador Dalí, “Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio,” 1949. (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)

The New York Post reports that the man who stole a $150,000 watercolor-and-ink work by Salvador Dalí from Adam Lindemann’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery last week mailed the work back to the gallery shortly after stealing it. The work, Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio, arrived at JFK International yesterday and is described as being in “exceptional condition.” Read More

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Wolfgang Beltracchi, Art Forger Who Tricked Steve Martin, Claims He Forged Works by ‘About 50′ Artists

Wolfgang Beltracchi.

Wolfgang Beltracchi, the ringleader of an art forgery operation in Germany who will begin serving his six-year sentence this month, spoke to Der Spiegel about the extent of his crimes. He was convicted of counterfeiting 14 paintings by six artists, including Fernand Léger and Max Ernst. He told the German newspaper that he was involved in forging works by “about 50″ artists. Read More