art forgery http://wfae.org en Art Forgery And The Charlotte Hornets 2.0 http://wfae.org/post/art-forgery-and-charlotte-hornets-20 <p><strong>Part One: Art Forgery and Alberto Giacometti. </strong>Counterfeits and forgeries plague the art world. Google "Pablo Picasso" or surf over to eBay and you can own your very own Picasso fake. It's something museums, galleries and artists foundations themselves are dedicated to fighting. And there's a lot of money at stake. The most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction was by a Swiss artist named Alberto Giacometti - it sold for $104 million in 2010. Because the artist's work is so valuable, it's ripe for forgeries. We'll meet the person who spends time fighting fraud and counterfeiting for the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation and hear about the Giacometti exhibit now on display at the Bechtler.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 17623 at http://wfae.org Art Forgery And The Charlotte Hornets 2.0 Giacometti, Target Of Con Artists, On Display At Bechtler http://wfae.org/post/giacometti-target-con-artists-display-bechtler <p>The most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction was by a Swiss artist named Alberto Giacometti. It went for $104 million in 2010 - and because Giacometti's work has become so valuable, it's now a top target for counterfeiters. Charlotte has its own small claim to the artist - the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art houses a distinctive collection of Giacometti work now on display.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:32:25 +0000 Julie Rose 12538 at http://wfae.org Giacometti, Target Of Con Artists, On Display At Bechtler