IFAR Is in the News - Again!

March 2019

IFAR has recently exposed several major art scams, while the issues we have long been involved with have assumed greater importance and public attention. As a result, IFAR is currently featured in many news stories and has recently participated in several public conferences and panels. Below is just a selection of publications from 2017-2019.  Please click on the links for the full texts of the articles:

  • Artnet News, “An ‘Audacious’ New Jackson Pollock Scam Targeting Newbie Buyers Has Been Uncovered.” August 24, 2017.

  • ArtForum, “Foundation Uncovers Jackson Pollock Forgery Scam.” August 24, 2017.

  • The Times, “Total Pollocks: Elaborate Con Fools Art Buyers.” August 25, 2017.

  • Skynews, “Are Pollock Paintings Easy to Paint?” August 25, 2017.

  • IFAR’s Executive Director, Dr. Sharon Flescher, has participated in the following conferences and programs over the past year, in addition to speaking at and moderating IFAR's own public programs:

  • February 28, 2019 – NYU Grey Art Gallery, “Conversation: Methodology, Resources, Issues, and Challenges in Nazi-Era Provenance Research”  
  • September 28, 2018 – Expo Chicago, Professional’s Forum, on “Authenticity, Provenance and Due Diligence". 
  • February 20, 2018  -- Metropolitan Club, San Francisco, on “News about Authentication, Provenance, Fakes, Fraud, and Theft from the Files of   IFAR.”
  • March 12, 2017 – Asia Society, “Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Acquisition of Cultural Property