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.


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.