Volume 8, No. 9

November 1987

Fake, Falso, Faux
— Constance Lowenthal
Museo dell'Immaginnario in Cremona, Italy, run by antique dealer Alessandro Fellone, sells fakes as fakes, complete with Certificate of Falsity. IFAR fears some deceptions in secondary sales

Rouault Recovery: IFAR, NYPD, LAPD and Christie's Collaborate
— Elizabeth Hayt-Atkins
Robert Singer arrested for buying Rouault’s Christ knowing it had been stolen from a gallery in Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel in 1981.

The Getaway Car
— Elizabeth Hayt-Atkins
Thefts of cars containing valuable art in Denver, Colorado, and Alexandria, Virginia, illustrate perils of leaving such vehicles unattended; car thieves without knowledge of art can seriously damage works.

Owner Sought: Witzenhausen, Germany
Painting of Christ carrying cross; turned it to lost property office.

Fine Arts: Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: Spanish, 15th century: Hispano-Flemish altar panel. Sculpture: Spanish, 17th century: Wood Immaculate Conception; St. Barbara.

Stolen Art Alert
New York, NY: Coins, bank notes and artifacts from Harmer Rooke Gallery. Florence, Italy: Interpol report recovery of wood statue of Virgin and Child, statue of ecclesiastic, Italian oil of woman, German oil of woman; Annigoni, Natali works still missing.