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TEFAF Maasricht

The great and the the good of the art world have  beeb gathering in the pretty Dutch town of Maastricht, once the battleground for the ancient Tory Brexiteers – for TEFAF, an art convention of dealers.

One of the talking points will be the indictment of Jonathan Green of the Green art dealing family for money laundering a Picasso sale.

He fell prey to a FBI entrapment.

In fact Richard Green and his family have an unblemished if expensive reputation.

This what happens in an unregulated market with a lot of cash swirling about.

A Picasso represents a gilt edged investment likes town house in Chelsea or New York as well a status  symbol. Prices for a Pete Doig will be similarly stratospheric. There will be a few dealers who will be thinking “There but for the grace of God go I …”

About Alice Mansfield

A graduate of the Slade, Alice has painted and written about art all her life. With her children now having now grown up and departed the nest, she recently took up sculpture. More Posts