Twenty of those 21 paintings from the Modigliani show at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa that were impounded by the Carabinieri after Carlo Pepi filed a complaint last Summer have been examined and declared fakes.
Isabella Quattrocchi, a consultant who was brought in by prosecutors to study the paintings, said they were “blatantly fake”. […]
Marc Restellini, a French expert on Modigliani, said: “It is indisputable that the works are fakes and I have presented the proof. I’ve given all the information in my possession to the Carabinieri in order to explain how this counterfeiting system works.”
Three people are now under investigation for the alleged fakes, including Rudy Chiappini, the curator of the art exhibition, and Joseph Guttmann, a Hungarian art dealer who owns 11 of the works.