Police Arrest a Florida Art Dealer for Peddling Fakes After He Tried to Pass Off a $495 Print as a $12 Million Basquiat

Florida art dealer Daniel Elie Bouaziz has been charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering for allegedly selling fake works attributed to such big names as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Banksy, Henri Matisse, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein. News of Bouraziz’s alleged illegal activities first came to light […]

Finland Seized $46 Million Worth of Art en Route to Russian Museums, Including a Titian and a Picasso, Enforcing E.U. Sanctions

Finnish customs officials have impounded artworks valued by insurance at over €42 million ($46 million), preventing them from returning to Russia, under European Union sanctions imposed in response to President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Finland intercepted three shipments of art at the Vaalimaa border crossing between Finland and Russia […]