Friday, August 28, 2009

Advice to collectors

Check out your Giacomettis.

A tip-off sent German police to a storage space in Mainz. On entering they discovered not one, not two, but 1000 fake Giacometti bronze sculptures. The lookalikes were being offered to the market for prices that got up to the millions. An art dealer and his partner are in custody with charges relating to copyright infringement and fraud in the wings.
Images: Left, Giocometti. Right, probably not