On 15 March 2018 the Landesgericht Wiesbaden found the two owners of the SNZ gallery, Itzhak Z. and Moez Ben H. guilty of fraud, attempted fraud and document falsification. They were sentenced for 2 years and 8 months and 3 years respectively, as well as ordered to pay fines and damages exceeding 1 million euro.
This page will attempt to shed some extra light on this major verdict against the Wiesbaden art forgery ring. As the written verdict takes several weeks to be published the information about the conviction and trial will be shown trough the media coverage the trial has received, as well as investigative journalism articles. As soon as the written verdict is published this page will be updated.
During the Wiesbaden court-proceedings it was alleged that the owners of the SNZ gallery had been funding and using The International Chamber of Russian Modernism (InCoRM) as a vehicle to authenticate and promote their fakes. For research and archival purposes the complete archives of the InCoRM Journal and Forum can be found underneath.
Lastly a complete list of artists whose work has been forged by the Wiesbaden art forgery ring can be seen, as well as a call for documentation, expertises and lab-reports.
PLEASE NOTE: None of the documents or names are produced by Authentication in Art or affiliate parties. Nothing on this page is a statement of opinion by Authentication in Art. All documentation is left in their original state and reflect the (legal) opinion of the author. Authentication in Art is not responsible or liable for any of the contents of these documents.