Allegedly Fake Joan Miró Works at Center of Lawsuits in Istanbul

October 16th, 2015

Miro in Istanbul at Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center, via HyperallergicHyperallergic has a report on the ongoing allegations behind an Istanbul exhibition of Joan Miró works denounced as fraud by the artist’s foundation, and the lawsuits currently filed against dealer Emre Sefer, who organized the show.  Sefer denies the charges, claiming her purchased the works from Canadian dealers Art Brokers West.  “The lawsuit over the certificates of authenticity and the action for compensation continue. Those trials will resume in October and November,” Sefer says.  “Art Brokers West claims that all the artworks are original. They also said that we could return all of them if we wanted. We do not intend to initiate a legal process against Art Brokers West until the lawsuits in Turkey conclude.” 

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