Old Chinese Man Worked for Art Forger Glafira Rosales

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The whole New York art forgery saga where Glafira Rosales supplied forged Modernist paintings to art dealers and made millions continues. Seventy-three year old Pei-Shen Qian has been fingered as the painter of the forgeries. Chinese born Qian’s house in Queens is currently empty as he and his wife have recently returned to China, which was normal for the couple, but the NYTimes suggests it looks more permanent this time. Continue Reading

Art Forger Taking Advantage of Notoriety

The British artist Robert Thwaites is out of prison and looking to cash in on his new found notoriety as an art forger. Thwaites was sentenced to two years prison after he was charged with forging the work of the 19th century painter of fairies John Anster Fitzgerald.

He told the Guardian “It wasn’t a disaster. It was a risk I took and I was pragmatic enough to realise it could all go wrong and that if it did go wrong I would be punished. I deserved it. I wouldn’t do it again but if I can use the notoriety, why not? I love to paint.. And I am very good.”Continue Reading