Modigliani ‘expert’ Christian Parisot Arrested for Forgery of Modigliani Works

January 24th, 2013

Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hebuterne (au Chapeau), (1919) via BloombergLong recognized as a leading expert of Modigliani art works, Christian Parisot has been arrested and charged with fraud and forgery, relating to a series of  works that he falsely authenticated as the work of the deceased artist.  Parisot cited qualifications such as working closely with the artist’s family in the past, and was considered a trusted source in the identification of Modigliani works until his arrest, an event which Italian art experts described as an “earthquake.”Read more at The Independent