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FBI Art Crime Unit Shows Exhibit Of Forged Works [Pics]

FBI Art Crime Unit Shows Exhibit Of Forged Works [Pics]

The Caveat Emptor exhibit at Fordham University’s Center Gallery features art forgeries and replicas.

Leah Gonzalez

The Art Crime unit of the FBI has recovered over 2,600 items that valued at over $150 million and has seized countless forgeries and replicas over the years. The forgeries are stored away, but a few were selected to exhibit at the Center Gallery in Fordham University.


Caveat Emptor is an exhibit of art forgeries that were confiscated by the FBI. Curated by Daniel Small with the assistance of Stephan Apicella Hitchcock, the exhibit included forgeries of art pieces by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Renoir, Matisse, Gauguin, and Chagall, among others. The FBI assisted in selecting the pieces to be featured in the exhibit.

Caveat Emptor coincided with the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University.

Fordham University Center Gallery

PSFK Writer Leah Gonzalez
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