New Yorkers Arrested for Selling Counterfeited Damien Hirsts

June 20th, 2017

Three New York men have been charged with selling counterfeited Damien Hirst dot paintings online for more than $400,000, The Guardian reports. “The art market’s demand for limited editions can lead to fake pieces with little value,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement.  “In this case, the alleged fraud went beyond plain imitation, and the defendants are charged with deceiving a multitude of buyers into purchasing counterfeit art that was falsely passed off as genuine.”Read more at The Guardian