In this courtroom sketch of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, Domenico De Sole, a chairman of the board at Sothebys, gestures towards his fake Mark Rothko painting, at a civil trial in New York at Manhattan federal court. In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs. At left is De Sole's wife Eleanore and at right is De Sole's attorney Gregory Clarick at the podium.
In this courtroom sketch of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, Domenico De Sole, a chairman of the board at Sothebys, gestures towards his fake Mark Rothko painting, at a civil trial in New York at Manhattan federal court. In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs. At left is De Sole's wife Eleanore and at right is De Sole's attorney Gregory Clarick at the podium. Elizabeth Williams Via AP
In this courtroom sketch of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, Domenico De Sole, a chairman of the board at Sothebys, gestures towards his fake Mark Rothko painting, at a civil trial in New York at Manhattan federal court. In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs. At left is De Sole's wife Eleanore and at right is De Sole's attorney Gregory Clarick at the podium. Elizabeth Williams Via AP

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