“Modigliani” forged …again! Arrested president of the artist’s Archive – artwork worth 6,650,000 euro seized


Four bronze sculptures, an oil painting, 41 drawings and 13 prints – worth an estimated 6,650,000 euros – were confiscated in Switzerland and in Italy as part of an operation which has lead to the (house) arrest of Christian Gregori Parisot, the President of the Modigliani Archives Legales, as well as the art dealer Matteo Vignapiano. According to the authorities, the first certified the art in question, and the second sold it on the market thanks to the credibility of the attribution. Seven other people are under investigation in the latest affair to plague the artist’s legacy.

In addition to the charge of counterfeiting known works, some of the art in question is apparently completely “invented,” meaning it is work inspired by the style of the troubled Italian master.

The Archives Legales Amedeo Modigliani were founded in 1983 by the artist’s daughter – she died under suspicious circumstances in an accident, the following year.

Previously on Art is Life:

“Artful Codgers” the amazing story of an improbable gang of art forgers, the Greenhalghs

Renaissance masterpiece or fantastic forgery? Foundation “unveils” second Mona Lisa, amid controversy

Pietrasanta’s CAV, the Centro Arti Visive offers a Masters in the Detection of Art Forgery

We encourage you to let us know what you think! Fateci sapere cosa ne pensate!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s