The trial of a foundry owner who tried to sell fake works by Jasper Johns and two other artists has ended with a plea bargain:
Brian Ramnarine pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud Monday in Manhattan federal court. The plea came amid a trial that began last week.
Ramnarine’s skills with liquid metal made him a favorite of artists in the 1980s.He agreed not to challenge any sentence of 10 years or less in prison as part of a plea deal.
NEW YORK: NY trial over Jasper Johns art ends in guilty plea (Associated Press)