The counterfeit Mark Rothko painting at the center of of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world. Clarick, Gueron, Reisbaum, LLP., via AP
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Spain's top criminal court Tuesday agreed to extradite to the United States a man suspected of helping to perpetrate one of the world's biggest art frauds over two decades.U.S. prosecutors said Jose Carlos would buy up canvases of old paintings at flea markets and stain newer canvases with tea bags, which he gave to Pei-Shen Qian, the Chinese painter, to create what have been dubbed "the Fake Works".In September 2013, Jose Carlos' girlfriend, Mexican-U.S. art dealer Glafira Rosales, pleaded guilty before a U.S. federal judge to selling counterfeit paintings to two of New York's top galleries.
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