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Keith Haring Foundation Sued For $40 Million By Collectors Over ‘Fakes’

On Friday a group of art collectors and dealers filed a lawsuit against the Keith Haring foundation, claiming that it has cost them at least $40 million, by publicly labelling around 90 paintings by the late artist  ‘counterfeit’ and ‘fake’ and by failing to fully evaluate them.

The lawsuit in US District Court in Manhattan portrayed the Keith Haring Foundation Inc’s approach to authentication as irrational and irresponsible, saying its authentication committee operated for many years “in secret, with little or no explanation and often without ever physically inspecting the works”.

The lawsuit said the foundation, which started shortly before Haring died of AIDS in 1990, disbanded the authentication committee in 2012 to shield itself from litigation over its decisions but continued to obstruct the emergence of new Haring works “through malicious and wrongful tactics” including shutting down a display of Haring art at a Miami show in March 2013. → Read more

 The 10 Most Popular Street Art Pieces of 2014

 

1. I♥ – Vancouver, Canada

We welcome back to the monthly Top 10 street art pieces on StreetArtNews (ranking based on unique pageviews) with a great piece from I♥, featured at number one for February. This Instagram-inspired piece is under controversy due to a claim by Lushsux which says that his concept was robbed by I♥.

Second place this month goes to Borondo, one of the rising stars of the street art scene, who achieved the runner up position with his fantastic water-based “Narcissus” piece. Polling third and fourth are C215 and Eduardo Kobra in London and Sao-Paulo. In contrast to January which was filled with installations and interactive pieces, February brings back traditional large scale pieces, stencils and pasters. → Read more

offering signed prints to discerning customers

Looking for affordable art that won’t break the budget? A visit to www.thechurchwardgallery.com is your first step. With an abundance of choice at affordable prices, and with our knowledge of what is popular, we can advise you on what is available. We at www.thechurchwardgallery.com will source any piece that you want. From lithographs, screen prints, serigraphs, etchings and silkscreens we can provide all types of prints and originals. The next Banksy might be ready to be snapped up and we could find it.

The future is ripe for investment. With so many new and up and coming artist out in the world there is an abundance of choice. We can do all the work in finding the likes of Banksy, Emin, Faile, Stik, Van Dal, and many more and we at www.thechurchwardgallery.com are confident we can provide all the sourced works at prices for everyone. Our site shows a fantastic assortment of art that reflects our eclectic approach to all genres. We specialise mainly in the urban type of art with a leaning towards the pop art and will have in stock other genres including abstract and portraiture and we lean heavily on the showcasing of new artist who are the next generation of artists.

When only the best will do.

As with most of our art we will offer all the pieces framed. This is done by our professional framers and we at www.thechurchwardgallery.com endeavor to deliver the framed pieces within ten days to two weeks. Each and every print will be of the highest quality and most will come with coa as proof of originality. Art, including signed and numbered prints and original art, is becoming one of the best investment vehicle that is affordable to everyone and many people now have realised this and are investing heavily. A lot of artists’ works are now fetching extremely high prices and so now is the time to get on the investment vehicle and buy. There is cheap prints about but www.thechurchwardgallery.com pride ourselves on sourcing only the best pieces that suit every individual budget.

Our artists to date: Tracy Emin is a favourite along with Faile, Pure Evil, Rourke Van Dal, A.ce, Marcos Torres, Gordon King, Ben Allen, Dan Baldwin, Azzopardi, Gee Vaucher, Roman Garrrido, Peter Blake, Charming Baker, Willi Kismer, Daze, Ben Frost, Michael English, Jamie Reid, Dillon Boy, Banksy, Warhol, mr Brainwash, Hutch and so many more. There are an abundance of quality artists emerging and our online gallery intends to showcase these artists and offer them to everyone at prices that are still within reach of all. www.thechurchwardgallery.com will strive to offer pieces to everyone who wants to start enjoying art but who also will appreciate the investment potential too.