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'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.
Nathaniel Ainley
4.10.17
Art

James Turrell's 'Skyspace' Reopens at MoMA PS1 | Last Week in Art

Also: Dash Snow's family is suing McDonald's.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.10.16
Art

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.
Anna Marks
6.18.16
Art

David Bowery Lives!: Last Week in Art

And James Franco is making paintings to fight AIDS. Get yours for just $10!
Sami Emory
1.24.16
Art

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.
Beckett Mufson
1.21.16
Art

[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
12.26.15
Art

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.
Noémie Jennifer
10.27.15
Stuff

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.
Royce Kurmelovs
9.1.15
Art

London Gallery Reveals Counterfeit in "Spot the Fake Painting" Competition

Did you know? You didn't know. Did you?
Emerson Rosenthal
4.28.15
Art

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.'
Sami Emory
1.29.15