Dealer Pleads Guilty to Sale of Phony Lithograph

September 6, 2013 – Media Mention
The Connecticut Law Tribune

Herrick Intellectual Property and Technology Group Chair Barry Werbin's comments on Internet-based art fraud were featured in the Connecticut Law Tribune article "Dealer Pleads Guilty to Sale of Phony Lithograph." In the article, Barry opines that "assessing the legitimacy of art at a gallery or auction house, where the work can be seen in person and examined by a buyer's art consultant…is not certain to result in the purchase of a bona fide original." He added that the potential for fraud is "magnified exponentially…in an online context."