Criminal law and art fraud

Davies, Chris (2017) Criminal law and art fraud. Criminal Law Journal, 41 (5).

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Abstract

Brett Whiteley is one of Australia's better known artists and like any artist whose works are now worth millions, his works can be the subject of forgeries, as the recent criminal case against art dealer, Peter Gant, and art restorer, Mohamed Siddique clearly illustrates. The subsequent trial, however, highlighted the difficulties in obtaining convictions for alleged art fraud, one reason being the need to prove the painting was a fake to the criminal standard of proof. The subsequent acquittals have also left the question open as to whather the paintings are genuine, and therefore valuable works by Whiteley, or merely near worthless fakes.

Item ID: 52590
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0314-1160
Keywords: criminal law; art fraud
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 04:34
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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