The Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent has recently been under fire following a scandalous exhibition featuring 26 very suspicious works of Russian avant-garde. The Museum has since removed the works, and shut down the exhibition following an uproar generated by an open letter addressed…
The story which began back in June 2013, following the arrest of the art dealer and alleged mastermind behind one of the largest forgery rings of Russian avant-garde, has come to a close as the 1 800 confiscated works have been miraculously declared genuine. The…
The Flemish newspaper De Standaard, which has been covering the story in Belgium, has revealed new facts about the case. According to De Standaard, on Monday evening, the director of Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) Catherine de Zegher said in a meeting with the city’s…
Last week, a lot of publicity was generated by an exhibition of 26 never before seen artworks of the Russian avant-garde on display at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium.
The pictures are on loan from the Dieleghem Foundation in Belgium ran by a…
The MSK has been in the middle of a scandal in recent weeks after ten international art experts labeled the 26 exhibited works as "highly questionable". The avant-garde works by artists such as Kandinsky and Malevich, borrowed from the collection of Olga and Igor Toporovsky…
The scandal over the works of questionable Russian avant-garde briefly on show in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) in Ghent, has seen yet another development.
On the 24 February, the Flemish newspaper De Standaard revealed that the loan agreement established between Toporovsky’s Dieleghem Foundation…
Below is a translated version of the original interview in Russian by The Art Newspaper, the original can be found by following the link here .
Huge scandals associated with counterfeiting of Russian avant-garde broke out in the beginning of this year in Europe…
The gallery owners and husband and wife duo, Kati Marjatta Karkkiainen and Reijo Pollari, have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay €13 million in damages for selling hundreds of forged artworks over the last five years.
The couple was arrested and sentenced by…