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Ann Freedman and her defense team. ILLUSTRATION: VICTOR JUHASZ

The Big Fake: Behind the Scenes of Knoedler Gallery’s Downfall

Domenico and Eleanore De Sole live most of the year in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Domenico is originally from Calabria, and he grew up in a military family, moving all around Italy. He got a law degree from Harvard in … Read More


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It’s Over: Knoedler Settles With the De Soles, Concluding Three-Week Case Over $8.3 M. Fake Rothko

Domenico and Eleanore De Sole have settled with the remaining defendants in their case regarding their purchase of a fake Mark Rothko painting from New York’s Knoedler Gallery for $8.3 million in 2004. The De Soles alleged that Knoedler and … Read More


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The fake Rothko at the center of the dispute.

Ann Freedman Settles With the De Soles in Knoedler Trial Over $8.3 M. Fake Rothko

The collectors’ suit against the gallery will continue Read More


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A letter from Freedman to the De Soles claimed that Art historian Irving Sandler, who testified that he had never  COURTESY ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

Tears, Shouting Matches, and a Slew of Expert Witnesses as Knoedler Trial Heads Into Week Two

Domenico and Eleanore De Sole, their art advisor James Kelly, and a number of expert witnesses, testified in U.S. District Court in Manhattan as the first week in the De Soles’ case against the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery came to a … Read More


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Fakers, Fakes, & Fake Fakers

Well-known forgers reveal the creative methods they use to copy the masters
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Untitled, 1956, attributed to Mark Rothko.

Following Suits

With Knoedler Gallery closed, disputes over a trove of paintings promoted as previously unknown Abstract Expressionist works have been playing out in court Read More


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'The Ship Sails On'. Read More