FBI Raids Florida Museum and Seizes 25 Disputed Basquiats

A week before the closing date of the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition Heroes and Monsters: The Thaddeus Mumford, Jr. Venice Collection exhibition, the Federal Bureau of Investigations raided the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) and seized each of the show’s 25 artworks. According to staff accounts provided to the New York Times, more than 12 FBI … Read more

FBI Seizes Contested Basquiat Paintings from the Orlando Museum of Art – ARTnews.com

FBI agents raided the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday and seized 25 paintings with a contested attribution to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York Times and the Associated Press have reported. According to the search warrant, the FBI’s Art Crime Team had been investigating the authenticity of the works since the their discovery in a … Read more

FBI Removes Debated Basquiats From Orlando Museum—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines UNEXPECTED GUESTS. On Friday, FBI agents visited the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida and confiscated 25 works that have been billed in a show there as little-known creations by Jean-Michel Basquiatthe New York Times and … Read more

F.B.I. is Investigating Basquiats on View at the Orlando Museum of Art – ARTnews.com

The FBI’s Art Crime Team is investigating the authenticity of 25 paintings unveiled at the Orlando Museum of Art in February as never-before-seen creations of Jean-Michel Basquiat, per a federal subpoena obtained by the New York Times. The museum’s director and chief executive, Aaron De Groft, said the mysterious trove resurfaced in a Los Angeles … Read more