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Family Should Repay $500K for Selling Fake Golub Works



    Family Should Repay $500K for Selling Fake Golub Works
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    MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    A jury has determined that a former art professor and her son should repay nearly $500,000 for selling forged paintings by the late artist Leon Golub, who depicted large-scale scenes of war, torture and oppression.

    New Hampshire Public Radio reports the federal jury in Concord found for art collector Andrew Hall on Thursday. He sued Lorettann and Nikolas Gascard in 2016 over 17 paintings he acquired from them.

    Lorettann Gascard had taught at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge and was a student of Golub's. The Gascards said the paintings were found rolled up in a relative's closet in Germany after her death.

    Golub's studio assistant and a scholar on Golub described the works as likely frauds; the Gascards said they were authentic. Nikolas Gascard admitted he created titles and years of creation for the paintings before selling them.

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

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