According to Yann Walther, head of the Swiss firm Fine Art Expert Institute (as quoted in an article by Nina Larson published by the on-line art newsletter artdaily.org), somewhere between 70% and 90% of the artworks the FAEI examines turns out to be by an artist other than that indicated by the signature.
Archive - September 2015
In the September issue of The Art Newspaper, a brief article described issues surrounding recent settlements in the Knoedler “art forgery” cases. Comments by an art advisor suggested that the gallery debacle has affected many, especially when it comes to sales. “Now you have to cross all your t’s and dot all your i’s ” said the advisor. The questions is, why would this not be the standard from the get-go?