Saturday, January 09, 2010

Here's the Plot for your Next Art-Related Mystery Novel

Chicago man admits he sold bogus Picassos on eBay: "A suburban Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday to swindling at least 250 people out of more than $1 million through the sale of counterfeit prints advertised as the work of Pablo Picasso and other major contemporary artists.

Michael Zabrin of Northbrook admitted sometimes paying between $1,000 and $1,500 for counterfeit limited edition fine art prints produced in Spain and Italy and reselling them on eBay for many times that amount."

Link via News from Me.

3 comments:

Deb said...

Would anyone ever legitimately sell a Picasso on ebay?

And, in a follow-up question, do you think I've lost the $500 I paid on same for an original Monet?

Bill Crider said...

The Monet is bound to be genuine. You got a real bargain.

Richard Robinson said...

Hey, if it's on eBay, it MUST be genuine, right? This must be some kind of mistake.