New York Art Dealer Claims $62 Million Fraud

  • August 14, 2014 23:18

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Gary Tatintsian with a work he claims to be a fake.
In a $62 million lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, a New York art dealer claims that Russian oligarchs returned 35 artworks to him as fakes that he had purchased from another dealer.

The gallerist, Gary Tatintsian, claims that Connecticut dealer Lev Nussberg sold him the fake works along with about 165 other fakes starting in 2006.

Nussberg says that Tatintsian, or the Russians, switched the real works that he sold with fake ones that were returned. Many of the works were by the Russian avant-garde master Kazimir Malevich.

The case will be heard by a Manhattan jury in October.

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