Friday, September 16, 2011
I became a tad suspicious when...
"Taylor allegedly sold the collector more than 100 paintings
-- including works that he falsely claimed were by artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko -- for a total of more than $2 million
..." Read the full article at the LATimes here
More than 100 works...with at least 1 painting
by the Impressionist Master himself, and at least 3 paintings
by Modern Masters, and we're only talking about $2 million? This reminds me vaguely of the "Rembrandt" Hotel Heist
...where the Rembrandt was claimed to be worth (a mere) $250,000. The authenticity (and provenance) of that work are now being closely reconsidered
Buyer Beware: if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.