We are an international organization amazed how “art” is the wild, wild west of investment and fraud. We hope to bring to light this problem and unite people around the world to fight this greed.
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Thought you made a sound investment that turned out to be a hoax? Mislead by the art market hype? Well, tell us about how you got fooled and help us make the public aware.
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Roundabouts, public works, art restorations, fraud copies, auction houses, private showings, etc… Art is hiding much more than talent. Tell us what is taking place in your neighborhood.
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