The Artworld is one place where the Illuminati has take over completely. They have destroyed the entire art market and control both Sotheby's and Christie's. 90% of the art sold in the art world
is fake and worthless. The illuminati profits from all this fraud.
The illuminati has been selling the world fake art since the early 1900s. With the rise of modern art, fakeries became even easier.
It just came out that 60% of a French museum's works were fake.
One painting included a castle tower that had been built in the late 1950s. But the artist who supposedly painted it, Étienne Terrus, died in 1922.
On another canvas, a light touch with a glove was enough to wipe away what had appeared to be Terrus's signature, revealing another painter's name.
After inspecting the artworks and confirming his findings with a panel of experts, an expert found that 82 of the 140 pieces in the museum's collection were counterfeits.
This is also not the first case of a French museum discovering it is in possession of counterfeits. In 2016, the French culture ministry issued a statement saying that
the police were investigating €2.7 million (around $3 million at the time) worth of furniture, including two Louis XV chairs, purchased by the Palace of Versailles.
The art historian Bill Pallot and the gallery director Laurent Kraemer were arrested in that case and are awaiting trial later this year.
Art-testing expert Yan Walther says fake art being exhibited publicly is a problem worldwide and the case of Elne, though extreme, is not unique.
"The fact that there are fakes and misattributed works in museum collections is something absolutely clear and nobody with an understanding of the field has any illusions about this," Walther said.
"There are misattributed works in the Louvre (in Paris) in the National Gallery
(in London), all museums in the world."
A state museum in the Belgian city of Ghent was accused of exhibiting fakes in January after it put 26 works supposedly by Russian avant-garde artists such as Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky on display.
Many experts questioned how the paintings -- the private collection of Russian businessman Igor Toporovski -- could have been amassed in secret and the museum had to cancel the show amid a police investigation.
This is one thing when it's a question of fakes in museums but another thing when the auction houses get involved with sustained fraud - which is what they've been doing for the last 20 years very
The art market has gone up astronomically in the last 20 years. All that growth in value has brought even more forgers. The buyers of most expensive art now are rich billionaires from Wall Street
who have no idea what good art is. They are easily duped and overcharged for fake works.
Christie's and Sotheby's are two of the biggest auction houses in the world and each other's rival. But there was a moment when they were accomplices.
They secretly fixed the commission prices they'd charge their clients. During the nineties it was hard for the houses to provide expensive works,
making profit small. So they made a deal to keep prices high and noncompetitive. Sotheby's ultimately paid the price and fines,
while Christie's left without a scratch since price fixing is not illegal in the United Kingdom.
In 2001 and 2002 both auction houses were sued in the US and the UK for illegal anti-competitive behavior and price fixing.
Christie's escaped relatively lightly while Sotheby's saw its former chairman Alfred Taubman jailed and fined £5.4m.
His equivalent at Christie's at the time, Sir Anthony Tennant, refused to go to America for the trial, and could not be extradited since price fixing is not a criminal offence in the UK.
Though fined for their illegal price-fixing, the fines were a fraction of the profit that the auction houses made with their coordinated fraud.
In the US they agreed to pay $512 million to thousands of art buyers
and sellers who brought a class-action lawsuit against them.
Sotheby's and Christies are all the more than happy tho defraud rich suckers with forgeries. Despite the fines and court cases of 2001, they've both continued the same defrauding behavior.
Last year, Sotheby's had a series of problems related to forgeries.
Sotheby's, one of the two grand old firms of the global art world, and a key presence at Frieze, was forced into a humiliating admission that it is at the center of a
multimillion-pound forgery scandal, involving what could be tens of millions of dollars worth of bogus Old Master paintings.
A painting authenticated by Sotheby's as the work of Dutch artist Frans Hals - and sold on that basis for almost $10 million - has now been "reassessed" by the auction house and declared a fake.
Sotheby's released a statement saying that a new "technical analysis" had revealed that the work was a "forgery." The sale was annulled and the client - believed to be an American collector based in Seattle - was reimbursed, Sotheby's said.
In other words, the gallery was comprehensively hoodwinked. Even worse, however, is that now the authenticity of up to $200 million-worth of other Old Masters which allegedly appeared across European galleries from the same source -
a little known French collector - is under question.
The analysis was carried out in the wake of a controversial police swoop in March this year, when a supposed 1531 work, Venus With A Veil, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein, was seized by French police from a public gallery because
it was a forgery.
In 1846 the Knoedler gallery was opened in New York. It had reached recognition through several of it clients. But in 2011 it closed its doors for good. Why?
Art dealer Glafira Rosales plead guilty to selling
at least 60 forgeries to the gallery, which were then sold to clients. The paintings, claimed to have been painted by Kooning, Pollock, Motherwell, and Rothko,
amounting to roughly 60 million dollars, were actually made by Pei-Shen Qian, a 73 year-old Chinese painter from Queens. When charged, Qian moved to China and avoided any punishment for his crimes.
Accusing Qian and a pair of Spanish art dealers of being "modern masters of forgery and deceit", US attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that the charges against the trio "paint a picture of perpetual lies and greed".
The prestigious Knoedler & Co, referred to as "Gallery 1" in the indictment, is alleged to have paid $20.7m for Qian's forgeries – and then made $43m in profit by selling them to wealthy
collectors. A second gallery is said to have made $4.5m selling Qian fakes that it bought for $12.5m.
Knoedler, which closed in 2011, is being sued for millions of dollars in lawsuits brought by disgruntled buyers.
Swiss-based SGS Art Services is a world leader in using scientific methods such as X-rays and carbon-dating to help authenticate art works.
SGS mostly tests high-end paintings worth between 50,000 and sometimes tens of millions of euros. They say on average a staggering 70-90 percent are found to be fake or misattributed.
90% of the million dollar artworks the super-rich are buying are worthless frauds. Almost the entire art collections of Wall Street bankers are completely fake and worthless. The illuminati
has defrauded all those rich suckers. The whole of the art market is rotten, from the unofficial street vendors who pitch to local private collectors up to the art dealers and the auction houses and even the