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FBI: There Could Be ‘Hundreds More’ Fake Postwar Paintings

artnet News | Caroline Elbaor:

In a move that reflects just how many fakes Eric Spoutz was pumping into the art market, the FBI’s New York Art Crime Team has released a statement warning against purchasing works that could possibly be forgeries.

The Michigan-based art dealer, who was arrested in 2016, functioned under several aliases, including Robert Chad Smith, John Goodman, and James Sinclair, while selling fake paintings he claimed were by Willem de Kooning and Joan Mitchell, among others… Read more

Image: Eric Spoutz lecturing at a museum in Los Angeles in 2012. Image Courtesy Instagram

2018-10-29T11:05:12+00:00