August 16, 2022

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Why is the FBI checking if the kit is fake

Why is the FBI checking if the kit is fake

The search warrant used to remove the “Heroes and Monsters” exhibit from the Orlando Museum of Art detailed reasons for doubt about the collection’s authenticity. 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat. Officials explained that the paintings have been under investigation since 2012. “The investigation revealed false information regarding the alleged prior ownership of the paintings, ownership documents, and a discrepancy with the number of paintings in the exhibition,” the search warrant said. Officials say forensic information indicates that the cardboard on which one of the paintings was made contained a typeface created in 1994, long after Basquiat’s death. In addition, the document states that several Basquiat experts said they did not believe the document indicated that investigators interviewed Thaddeus Mumford, who was allegedly the original owner of the group and bought it in 1982. In the 2014 interview, investigators said Mumford said: He never bought Basquiat’s artwork. Supposedly the art was found two years ago and there was no Basquiat artwork in his closet. Proof of ownership of Basquiat’s artwork: According to a search warrant, two men, who were not identified in the document, contacted Mumford and his attorney in 2012 and stated that they had purchased the contents of Mumford’s storage locker, which contained Basquiat’s paintings. The men claimed that he had never owned such paintings, and the men asked him to claim that he did so that they could sell the artwork for $1 million. Men advised Mumford to respond with “no comment” if asked about the history of the paintings. Mumford died in 2018, and the research note continues to explain that the collection will be finished early and will be moved to Italy. The significantly advanced history of the Mumford Group’s international departure from OMA is to avoid further scrutiny of the source and credibility of the works by the public and law enforcement.” Finance, acting director of operations.” “The Orlando Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees is deeply concerned about several issues related to the Heroes and Monsters exhibit, including the recent revelation of inappropriate email correspondence sent to academia regarding the authentication of certain artworks in the gallery,” “We have launched a formal process to address these matters, as they run counter to this institution’s values, our standards of business, and our standards of conduct,” Museum Board Chair Cynthia Prow wrote in a statement. The originality of the pieces. “We have no doubts,” de Groft said. We support it. It’s original.” He added, “It’s not OMA’s job to endorse art. They came to us after they were documented by Basquiat’s top professionals.” An FBI search warrant said an art professor had been paid nearly $60,000 to write a report on the collection. But the professor later found out that her report had been I used it publicly with the exhibition.So I emailed the museum director saying, “I am in no way authorized to endorse the unknown works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and do not want to participate in this show.”The next day, de Groft replied in an email saying : “You want us to put in there you have $60,000 to write this? okay then. Be Silent. I took the money. Stop being holier than you. He said, “You didn’t do this to me or anyone else. Now shut up my best advice. This is real and legitimate. You know this. You are threatening the wrong people.” WESH 2 has contacted De Groft but has not received a response. The FBI has done an amazing job at being able to recover these paintings or remove these paintings from the market at the moment,” said Robert Whittman. Wittman is the founder of the FBI Art Crime Team. Now that the FBI has the paintings on hand, he said, experts They’ll forensically examine it. “You look for things like paints that probably weren’t there in 1982, that could have been used later, look for background cardboard, backboards that don’t fit in time for age,” he said. Counterfeit products are harmful to the art world. “You destroy the artist’s credibility when you do that,” he said. The collectibles market is ruined because once someone has been duped and burned like this they don’t want to get involved in the market anymore. So check out the collectors.” “The forgery movement in the art world is an appalling state. I’d say 75% of the world’s art crime industry, a $6 billion industry, deals with fraud, forgery and counterfeiting. No theft. It’s fraud, forgery and counterfeiting.”

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Research note used for ‘Heroes and Monsters’ exhibition removed from Orlando Museum of Art Details of the reasons for doubting the authenticity of the collection.

The paintings, which are part of the “Mumford Collection”, were allegedly painted by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982. Officials explained that the paintings have been under investigation since 2012.

“The investigation revealed false information regarding the alleged prior ownership of the paintings and documents relating to ownership and the discrepancy with the number of paintings in the exhibition,” the search warrant stated.

Officials say forensic information indicates that the cardboard on which one of the paintings was drawn contained a typeface created in 1994, long after Basquiat’s death.

Additionally, the document states that several Basquiat experts said they did not believe the artwork was original.

The document states that investigators interviewed Thaddeus Mumford, who was allegedly the original owner of the collection and bought it in 1982.

In a 2014 interview, investigators said Mumford said:

  1. He never bought Basquiat’s artwork.
  2. He visited the storage locker where the art was supposedly found two years earlier and there was no Basquiat artwork in his locker.
  3. He denied owning Basquiat’s artwork.

According to the search warrant, two men, who were not identified in the document, contacted Mumford and his attorney in 2012 and stated that they had purchased the contents of Mumford’s storage locker, which contained Basquiat plates.

When Mumford claimed that he did not own such paintings, the men asked him to claim that he did so that they could sell the artwork for a million dollars. Men advised Mumford to respond with “no comment” if asked about the history of the paintings.

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Mumford passed away in 2018.

The search order goes on to say that the collection was to be finished early and would be moved to Italy.

“I believe the significantly advanced date of the Mumford Group’s international departure from OMA is to avoid further scrutiny of the source and credibility of the acts by the public and law enforcement agencies,” the document says.

CEO and Director of the Orlando Museum of Art, Aaron De Groft, is unemployed after The FBI raid of the museum last week.

Joanne Walfish, who previously served as chief financial officer, has been appointed interim chief operating officer.

“The Orlando Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees is deeply concerned about several issues related to the Heroes and Monsters exhibition, including the recent disclosure of inappropriate email correspondence sent to academia regarding the authentication of some of the artwork in the exhibition,” Museum Chairman Cynthia Brumback wrote in statement. “We’ve launched a formal process to address these matters, because they go against this organization’s values, our business standards, and our standards of conduct.”

A week after the exhibition opened at OMA in February, De Groft spoke with WESH He quickly defended the authenticity of the pieces.

“We have no doubts. We support it. It is original,” De Groft said.

He added, “OMA’s mission is not to document art. They come to us certified by Basquiat’s top professionals.”

An FBI search warrant said the art professor was paid nearly $60,000 to write a report on the group. But the professor later found out that her report had been used publicly with the show. So I emailed the museum director saying: “I am in no way authorized to endorse the unknown works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and I do not want to participate in this show.”

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The next day, de Groft replied in an email, “You want us to put there, you have $60,000 to write this? Well then. Shut up. You took the money. Stop being holier than you are. You didn’t do this,” he said. me or someone else. Shut up now is my best advice. This is real and legitimate. You know this. You are threatening the wrong people.”

WESH 2 contacted De Groft but received no response.

“I think the FBI has done a fantastic job being able to recover these paintings or take these paintings off the market right now,” said Robert Whitman.

Wittman is the founder of the FBI Art Crime Team. Now that the FBI has the plates on hand, he said experts will forensically examine them.

“You look for things like paints that probably weren’t there in 1982, that could have been used later, and you look for background cardboard, wallpaper boards that don’t fit in time for the age,” he said.

Whitman said fakes are harmful to the art world.

“You destroy the artist’s credibility when you do that,” he said. “You destroy the collectibles market because once someone gets scammed and burned like that they don’t want to get involved in the market anymore. So you check out the collectors.” “The art world counterfeiting, fraud and counterfeiting movement is a horrible state. I would say 75% of the world’s art crime industry, a $6 billion industry, deals with fraud, forgery and counterfeiting. Not theft. It’s fraud, forgery, and counterfeiting.”