Manhattan art gallery owner Hillel “Helly” Nahmad pleaded guilty to participating in a high- stakes gambling ring catering to celebrities and the very rich, calling it a hobby that developed into an illegal business.
A disturbed nude woman in a bubble bath brandishes a pipe. The Banana Man from “Captain Kangaroo” offers sex tips to tots. The Lincoln Memorial president relieves himself on unsuspecting children. And stuffed animals and doggy squeeze-toys inspire bestiality.
The heir of a prominent Jewish art dealer who fled Adolf Hitler’s Germany urged the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to relinquish paintings by Paul Klee and Juan Gris that he says were lost due to Nazi persecution.
An art forger and his three accomplices, who made at least 10 million euros ($14 million) by selling oil paintings they falsely attributed to famous artists, were today sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison by a court in Cologne.