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Trial & Image: Courtroom Artists Capture the Colors and Gestures of Justice

Usually it’s the legal case, not the courtroom artist, making headlines. But that wasn’t Jane Rosenberg’s experience when she depicted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during Deflategate last August. Like all courtroom illustrators plying their craft, Rosenberg was racing … Read More


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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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Carrie Mae Weems, Domenico and Eleanore De Sole Will Be Honored at Anderson Ranch Gala

Aspen’s Anderson Ranch Arts Center, which is celebrating 50 years this year, will honor Carrie Mae Weems and collectors Domenico and Eleanore De Sole at its anniversary gala in July. Weems will receive its National Artist Award, which recognizes artists “whose … 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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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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Domenico De Sole, Who Paid $8.3 M. for Fake Rothko, Takes the Stand in Knoedler Trial

Domenico De Sole took the stand in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday, testifying in front of the fake Rothko that he purchased at the Knoedler Gallery in 2004 for $8.3 million. De Sole, along with his wife, is … Read More


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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