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Tag: Mark Weiss

  • Auction Industry

    The Fake Frans Hals and Art World Forgery

    In 2011, an obscure painting attributed to Dutch Old Master painter Frans Hals entered Sotheby's orbit. Titled Portrait of a Man, it sold for USD 11.2 million in a private New York sale. Five years later, the portrait’s scandal broke. Technical analyses indicated that the painting was possibly a forgery.…

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  • Auction Industry

    British Court: Consignor of Disputed $10.8 M. Frans Hals Painting Owes Sotheby’s Repayment

    The allegedly fake Frans Hals painting at the center of the Sotheby's lawsuit.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S After several years of litigation, a British court ruled today that Sotheby’s is owed repayment from the consignor of a disputed Frans Hals, which the auction house sold privately for more than $10.8 million. Five years after…

    British Court- Consignor of Disputed $10.8 M. Frans Hals Painting Owes Sotheby’s Repayment