GHENT – a clarification about the authenticity of Russian works of art, have Belgian prosecution authorities the Fine Arts Museum (MSK) in Gent searched. Justice and police suspect that the suspended managing director, Catherine de Zegher documents has withheld that may shed light on the authenticity of the so-called Toporovski collection, sign in Flemish media.
Work of Kandinsky, an exhibition in the Swiss capital of Bern.
Computers are sealed and documents requested. The director has claimed that the works are carefully examined and the owner, the origin has been proven with certificates.
In January was doubt about the authenticity of 26 loans from avant-garde artists such as Malevich and Kandinsky. A announced research was halted when the owner, the Dieleghem Foundation of Igor and Olga Toporovski, the work withdrew.
It was then decided that Ernst & Young will examine the museum’s guidelines concerning the loan, has followed. Up there clarity about The Zegher on non-active.