How Hong Kong Can Step Up Fight Against Money Laundering

http://newsoncompliance.com/2015/05/how-hong-kong-can-step-up-fight-against-money-laundering/ Out of 37,188 Suspicious Transaction Reports only 9 came from auction houses in 2014. Unbelievable!

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Con artists swindle €1m from Hong Kong businessman in Van Gogh painting scam

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=157827&sid=44633052&con_type=1 Naive, Stupid or Greedy? All three? An experienced gallery owner being fleeced like a newbie. Obviously didn’t remember the saying, “if it’s too good to be true…”. Whilst not condoning the dishonesty of the swindle, more disturbing is the fact that once again we see the shady side of the art market at play; […] Read More

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The Journal of Art Crime Spring 2015

This new issue examines archaeological looting and art theft. Included in this issue is an editorial essay by Toby Bull entitled “The Grape War of China: Wine Fraud and How Science is Fighting Back”. To subscribe to the Journal of Art Crime contact ARCA.

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The Journal of Art Crime Fall 2014

Click on the picture below to get to the Table of Contents. Among some very interesting articles and essays is one by Toby Bull entitled “Why Hong Kong can save the ozone layer but not China’s cultural heritage.” To subscribe to the Journal of Art Crime contact ARCA.  

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ARIS Art Title Insurance: “Ownership is everything.”

http://www.privateartinvestor.com/art-risk/aris-art-title-insurance-789/ So true! A great complimentary service to this is by having the art work DNA coded. If any dispute, or lien on the item later surfaces, we can categorically say that on the date the item was coded by TrackArt, the owner was the person named in the database (and the certificate of coding […] Read More

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Art, Law and Ethics Course

Christie’s Education programme In retrospect: TrackArt presented a lecture on art crime.  

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