Up to €60bn are spent each year on works of art worldwide. Theft and forgery are enduring problems in this high-stakes bazaar. Some claim a third of all works for sale are not by the artists on the label.
A video posted on the Instagram account of the ever-elusive British artist Banksy documents a new installation showing a controversial huge cruise ship docking in Venice's lagoon. It appears to be the artist's own work.
A German court has fined a Cologne man for taking four sketches from the artist's recycling bin and trying to sell them at auction. Richter's works are among the most expensive in the world.
When artist Banksy half-destroyed his "Girl with Balloon" seconds after it sold for near €1.2 million ($1.37 million) at an auction in October, the artwork seemed headed for the wastebasket. Now it's on show.
Thieves have removed a mournful painting by the mysterious British artist from an emergency door at the Bataclan concert hall. The work was an homage to those killed during the coordinated 2015 terror attacks in Paris.
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