Art Crime: Frauds, Forgeries, and Fakes
Join FBI agent, best-selling author, and art crime expert Robert Wittman to uncover the inside stories of the multi-billion dollar worldwide business of art crime where frauds, forgeries, and fakes are the largest component.
Drawing on cases he worked on personally during his long and illustrious career in the FBI's National Art Crime Team, Mr. Wittman will share stories and details of famous art forgeries. We’ll meet a fake Saudi Sheikh with a fake Rembrandt and find out about a forged contemporary piece by Jean Michele Basquiat. Using visuals and video, we will also dig into a fraud case that rocked PBS's Antiques Roadshow years ago. Later, we will learn about legal rulings and protections for art collectors and find out how not to acquire a fake or a forgery!
Led by an expert on art fraud, award-winning author, and FBI agent, Robert K. Wittman, this interactive talk will explore the multi-billion-dollar industry of fakes and forgeries.