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Who’s the Real Con Here?

by Corinna Kirsch on April 23, 2014
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Gawker deliberately represents painter Pei-Shen Qian as the con artist mastermind of the Knoedler scandal, despite dozens of contradictory news reports.

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Tuesday Links: The Rent Is Still Too Damn High

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on July 23, 2013

ANIMALNY's Halloween-themed Jimmy McMillan paper dolls

  • The Picasso thief’s mom Olga Dogaru is now claiming that she did not bake seven paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Matisse in the oven in a panic. [The New York Times]
  • Glafira Rosales, the dealer from Long Island who sold all those alleged fakes to Knoedler & Company pleaded not guilty to seven counts of wire fraud, money laundering, filing false tax returns and failing to report foreign bank accounts. [The New York Times]
  • Richard Prince speaks in code. Yesterday over Twitter, the artist identified a new type of photography he calls photomil. Apparently that’s also the domain name, which is owned by some dude in Germany. [Twitter]
  • Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization. [The Onion]
  • BAM’s Visual Art Curator Dave Harper will leave for Paddle8 where he will become the director of special projects and client development. [AFC Inbox]
  • French magnate François Pinault’s art collection goes on view to the public for the first time, in the Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held. He has one of the largest contemporary art collections in the world. [Global Times]
  • Vladimir Putin has just signed a law allowing Russia to arrest foreigners and tourists whom they suspect are gay or gay sympathizers, and detain them up to two weeks. [The New York Times] Buzzfeed has a very scary listicle. [Buzzfeed] Klaus Biesenbach suggests boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics. [twitter]
  • Jimmy McMillan, aka “Rent Is Too Damn High” party leader, has hit the campaign trail for NYC mayor- and he needs signatures! As of this writing, he’s still a few thousand short of the 7,500 quota. [Village Voice] You can sign by downloading the petition on his website, and then email that to Jimmy. [Jimmy McMillan]
  • Some complicated invisible narratives for a bunch of monochromes. Greg Allen investigates. []
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Knoedler Gallery Pressed With Racketeering Charges

by Corinna Kirsch on May 9, 2013
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Soap operas have nothing on the platinum card members of the art world.

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Knoedler & Company Keeps Getting Sued

by Paddy Johnson on February 25, 2013
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Add Canadian theatre magnate David Mirvish to the list of former clients suing the once blue chip giant Knoedler & Company. According to The New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen, this is the fifth lawsuit filed against Knoedler since the gallery closed in November 2011, amidst allegations of selling forged art works.

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