A Year of High-Profile Cases

Several lawsuits have rocked the art world.

This year, while the litigation fallout from one massive art forgery scandal is nearing an end, new scandals have emerged. Some in the art market are questioning the time-honored tradition of anonymity in art purchases. Prosecutors in New York in several high-profile cases have seized ancient works on suspicion of wrongdoing. Here’s what you need to know.

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