Friday, August 25, 2006

"Bombarded with fakes"

The New York Sun has a piece today on the increasing number of art forgeries floating around: "As the market for art spirals higher, ... the number of forgeries and fakes is also on the rise, art industry experts and dealers said. The origin of the increasing number of fakes is a mystery and leads to much speculation by many in the art world that everything from international conspiracies to greedy art teachers are in on the trade. Those who have been caught include convicted art dealer Ely Sakhai and amateur artists." New York magazine had a piece on Sakhai a couple years ago.