crooks managed to sell the whole collection of fake pictures
Grandiose fraud with paintings by famous Russian painter Vladimir Yukina provernula couple of crooks in Zelenograd
58-year-old thief from the art of Vladimir along with an accomplice, 42-year-old resident of the capital, has sold several businesses, 18 pictures by unknown artists, giving them a prominent Russian landscape paintings.
How did you find out "MK", "unknown heritage Yukina" appeared on the capital's art market in September last year. A few months before this light-fingered businessman made a reconnaissance raid on his small home in Vladimir. Later, relatives of the deceased painter recalled how in July last year to them in expensive cars to come back in some pensioner named Igolkin. Uninvited guest asked him to sell the paintings Yukina. However, no one works in the artist's family is left - and the shopkeeper had left with nothing. After an unsuccessful maneuver crook decided to forge a work landscape. Most likely he has acquired on the cheap a few sketches or unfinished works very Yukina (a very prolific artist and left behind more than 100 works) and dorisoval "or heaven, or a fragment of the autumn woods on the horizon.
Then the thief decided to get a leg in the widow Yukina, especially as he grew up in Vladimir near the artist's family and grew up in front of them. However, the 84-year-old woman was not inclined to let the obtrusive gentleman in the house - there were rumors that the father of a young man drove the scion of the house because of some nefarious history. Then the rogue picked the time and on one show introduced a widow with his companion. She presented an employee of a solid capital publishers, specializing in the production of catalogs and fine art (by the way, so it was). Under the pretext that the publishing house is going to release a magnificent catalog of Yukina, the lady won the trust of widows.
One woman brought a pensioner several works, supposedly painted by her late husband, and asked to verify their authenticity. Not quite sure of the authenticity of works of the deceased woman's husband did manage to persuade, and she put on a few canvases his autograph. Further criminal duo sold "unknown collection Yukina, in part, rescued a total result of this swindle more than 9 million rubles. By the way, the price of overseas work Yukina starts from 50 thousand dollars.
Recently, operatives from the Department for Combating Economic Crimes ATC Zelenograd district tied gang leader. His accomplice managed to escape, and now she is being sought.
Incidentally, the name of a famous painter is not the first time becomes the basis for speculation. Several years ago, one of the brewing company has released a new brand of kvass called "monastic". The label adorned with a portrait of the artist Yukina mysterious vessel in his hands. It turned out that the designer of the company took the photo of the artist's personal archive, where he was depicted with a cigarette in his hand, and instead portrayed the painter did not even with a beer mug in hand, but for some reason with sauna ladle. Native artist were very unhappy, but have not been able to prove in court.