Pablo Picasso once proclaimed, "we all know that art is not truth." When it comes to the world of fine art these days, truer words may have never be spoken.
Thanks to advances in global communication and technology, fine art forgeries have become big business. Currently, the FBI estimates that art theft, fraud, looting, and trafficking across state and international lines is a "looming criminal enterprise with estimated losses running as high as $6 billion annually." Indeed, crimes against art have become so popular that the FBI has a dedicated "Art Crime Team" comprised of 13 Special Agents responsible for investigating art crime and bringing criminals to justice.