Guilty plea given in Jasper Johns fraud case

Brian Ramnarine, the New York foundry owner accused of trying to sell an unauthorised copy of a Jasper Johns sculpture, which he made using the artist's moulds, has pleaded guilty, the BBC reports.

Ramnarine, 59, tried to sell the piece for $11 million (£6.6 million) and also admitted carrying out other sculpture frauds, including trying to sell work attributed to American pop artist Robert Indiana.

He will be sentenced on 30 May 2014.

29 January 2014