last week in art
'Graffiti Mecca' 5Pointz to Finally Get Its Day in Court
Also in art news: a pink diamond sold for $79.5 million, and an Israeli archeologist found a 3,500-year-old pinky finger.
James Turrell's 'Skyspace' Reopens at MoMA PS1 | Last Week in Art
Also: Dash Snow's family is suing McDonald's.
Victorian Con Men Faked the Middle Ages' Darkest Devices
Iron maidens? Chastity belts? These objects will make you think twice about what you learned in history class.
Crime & Drugs
This Guy Allegedly Sold Fake CIA and FBI Badges Online. Now Interpol Is After Him.
Roberto Craciunica is accused of selling badges and credentials that were involved in a string of arrests of individuals carrying real weapons while impersonating federal US officials.
David Bowery Lives!: Last Week in Art
And James Franco is making paintings to fight AIDS. Get yours for just $10!
Meet the Indiana Jones of Stolen Art
At the center of art world drama between the Netherlands and Ukraine, you'll find art historian Arthur Brand.
[Best of 2015] The Year in Art Crime
From ISIS's trail of cultural destruction to the Art Basel stabbing, here's the darker side of art.
The Creators Project
Synthetic DNA Could Soon Be Used to Thwart Art Fraud
At the University at Albany, scientists and art specialists are developing new standards to identify and track priceless works of art.
How to Get Rich Selling Fake Art in Australia
A look at the country's shadowy, lucrative, and difficult-to-prosecute world of forged art.
London Gallery Reveals Counterfeit in "Spot the Fake Painting" Competition
Did you know? You didn't know. Did you?
London Gallery Hangs Counterfeit Painting, Challenges Visitors to Find It
Dulwich Picture Gallery wants you to find out which of their 270 masterpieces conceptual artist Doug Fishbone had 'Made in China.'
Master Painter Accused of Forging Rothko, Pollock, and Others in $33 Million Art Scam
Artist Pei Shen Qian, who remains at large, has been implicated with two Spanish brothers in a sophisticated hustle in New York.
Mary Emily O'Hara