Nearly 500 Fake Francis Bacon’s Works Were Confiscated by the Italian Police

Nearly 500 Fake Francis Bacon’s Works Were Confiscated by the Italian Police

Recently, the Italian police took around 500 fake artworks, painted by Francis Bacon. Other personal items of the artist were also confiscated and are estimated at 3.5 million dollars.

The police arrested five out of seven suspects who are now charged with trade forged works of art, as well as fraud and money laundering. According to the statement, the main suspect is an art collector from Bologna. In 2018, the man had been involved in the case concerning two fake Picassos and other Bacon works.

Italian Police Took Around 500 Fake Artworks of Francis Bacon

The authorities confiscated 485 works in order to stop the false works from being sold in the future. The suspects planned to prove the fake art pieces with the help of prestigious exhibitions, as well as websites, foundations, and other companies for further reselling.

This isn’t the first time when fake Francis Bacon works have appeared in the art market. Back in 2016, a series of the artists’ paintings were showcased at a London gallery.

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