Orlando Museum of Art Director Is Out Following Raid of Basquiat Show – ARTnews.com

Aaron De Groft lost his job as director and chief executive of the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida on Tuesday night, days after the FBI seized 25 paintings with a contested attribution to Jean-Michel Basquiat that were on display in the museum. Agents raided the museum on Friday after presenting museum employees a 41-page … Read more

Embattled Orlando Museum Director Is Out—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 GAME ON! after months of anticipation, Frieze has released the exhibitor list for its inaugural Seoul contemporary art fair, which runs September 2 through 5. The lineup features a total of some 110 galleries, and is … 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

Is the Orlando Museum of Art Displaying Fake Basquiats?

“Untitled (Self-Portrait or Crown Face II)” (1982), a work on view at the Orlando Museum of Art (used with permission from the Orlando Museum of Art) The Federal Bureau of Investigations is looking into the authenticity of 25 works purported to be by Jean-Michel Basquiat that are on view at the Orlando Museum of Art … 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