Investigation of Art & Antiquities Fraud
The art market is notoriously opaque. We create transparency and accountability through due diligence and professional investigation.
Hudson Intelligence is a licensed investigative agency that assists collectors, artists, dealers, insurers and cultural institutions. Our investigative capabilities include investment and art fund frauds, forgeries, counterfeits, thefts, misattributions, price manipulation, collusion and kickback schemes. We seek to reduce risks, resolve disputes and recover losses.
Forgery & Counterfeiting
Not all questions of provenance and authenticity can be satisfactorily solved with microscopic analysis or the catalogue raisonné. Our investigators are experienced in complex, cross-border investigations and have testified in federal court on trafficking and counterfeiting.
Claims investigations are conducted for fine art specialty insurers and carriers of property/casualty and title insurance, to mitigate risks associated with thefts, arson, forgeries, fraudulently inflated appraisals, and intentional destruction of insured property.
Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence
Investors and institutions deserve every assurance, before making a major acquisition, that sellers and their representatives do not have a history of deception or misrepresentation. We deliver comprehensive background dossiers to identify criminal, civil, reputational and transactional risks.
Our services for law firms and attorneys include fraud examination, witness interviews and asset discovery. From pre-litigation to post-judgment, we provide subject matter expertise, diligent research and courtroom-quality reports.
Loss of a priceless instrument, a prized painting, or an ancient antiquity is not just another property crime. To facilitate recovery and effectively coordinate with law enforcement, Hudson Intelligence leverages experience in the art market and decades of expertise as professional investigators.
Consult an Investigator
If you would like to discuss an investigation pertaining to art and antiquities, please complete the form below. You can also speak with an investigator by contacting our offices at 800-580-8755.