Luxury Corner - Charming rogues (of the art market)
The International Family Offices Journal
Vol. 5 - Iss. 1 pp. 67–69
In recent months I have been keeping a manila folder with articles on art crime gathered from online sites like Artnet and ARTnews, all of them with screaming headlines (like the above) and narrating sordid tales of fraud, theft, deception and betrayal. I have been gathering these bleak dispatches mainly because they are appearing more and more often. Curiously, they seem mere refractions of the art market, like beams of light that play off the surface of the water and leave one bedazzled. But despite the radiance they cast, the crimes are real and ruinous.