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People of New York v. The Antique and Design Center

People v. Antique & Design Ctr., No. 402038/2000 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Jan. 9, 2001).


This case involved a suit by the State of New York against a New York art gallery, the Antique and Design Center, for selling paintings on eBay with false attributions.  The gallery owner had a long history of fraudulent dealings in art.  This is one of several instances of fakes being sold with false provenances and attributions on the internet.


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