An accused organizer of the Knoedler Gallery art fraud wins a reprieve from extradition to the United States.
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Ann Freedman settled with Domenico and Eleanore De Sole for an undisclosed amount. The case against the gallery is expected to continue.
The gallery and its director are accused in a $25 million lawsuit of knowingly selling a fake painting that was one of many fraudulently commissioned by a Long Island dealer.
The case upended the art world, where many dealers, collectors and experts were duped by Pei-Shen Qian’s deft forgeries of Abstract Expressionist masters and by the actions of two largely unknown art dealers.
The critic Ken Johnson assesses the paintings of Pei-Shen Qian, whose imitations of works by Pollock, de Kooning and other Abstract Expressionists were sold as real in a New York art gallery scandal.
In an interview from China, a little known painter whose works were sold as the creations of Modernist masters, said that he did not know that his paintings were being marketed as the real thing.
More arrests are expected in the investigation into one of the most audacious art frauds in recent memory, a federal prosecutor told a judge on Monday.