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One of the most bizarre art authentication cases in recent memory came to a close yesterday with a federal judge’s ruling that Peter Doig did not paint a desert scene signed “Pete Doige 76.”

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on August 23, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a cycling-themed cow statue goes missing, one art dealer sues another over a Jeff Koons sculpture, and a former guard takes the Metropolitan Museum to court.

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by Benjamin Sutton on August 2, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Norwegian youths destroyed a stone-age engraving of a skier, Mary Boone sued an art adviser over allegedly ill-gotten KAWS works, and a Salvador Dalí sculpture was vandalized in Quebec City.

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by Benjamin Sutton on July 26, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a punk rocker righted the gender imbalance in an exhibition on the genre’s history, two Monets were seized from a Malaysian businessman accused of fraud, and a court ordered artist Orlan to pay Lady Gaga $22,000.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on July 19, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a drunken Brexit supporter attacked an artwork featuring a hijab, a specialist disappeared with the possible da Vinci drawing he was asked to authenticate, and thieves who stole stones from a historic battlefield came down with the Gettysburg curse.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on July 12, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Banksy stencil rats were destroyed in Melbourne, an art dealer accused his former partners of selling him $30 million worth of fakes, and a philanthropist sued to get the millions she’d donated to a museum back.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on July 5, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: an abducted alien sculpture was recovered, a recovering meth addict returned a stolen Thomas Kinkade sculpture, and wild Winnipeggers smashed a public art installation.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on June 21, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Turkish police seized Muammar Gaddafi’s $10-million dagger, “some feminists” attacked a mural of Bettie Page, and a pair of Spanish thieves amassed a trove of 10,000 artifacts.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on June 14, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a Chinese artist was reprimanded for his “sexual calligraphy” videos, a $20-million trove of stolen art was seized in Istanbul, and a relic containing a drop of Pope John Paul II’s blood was stolen from Cologne Cathedral.

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Music photographer Dennis Morris is suing conceptual artist Richard Prince and his gallery, Gagosian, for copyright infringement.

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