Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Many Fake Basquaint Paintings

Picture of a painting

Elena Carter

Picture of a painting

Elena Carter, Writer

California man pleads guilty for selling many fake Basquaint paintings on April 12th, 2023.


Micheal Barzman was charged with making false statements  to the government about the painting, which were taken from the Orlando Museum of Art.  In 2012, Barzman and another began making artwork and selling them on eBay and helped Barzman business. 


They later agreed to split the money between both of them, they made about 20-30 artworks by getting many colorful materials and colorful cardboard. 


They passed through the art industry and somehow made their way into the Orlando Art Museum of Art.  interviews in August and October , Barzman said he didn’t make the paintings.