tv Documentary RT March 17, 2018 12:30pm-1:01pm EDT
and justice system to that end of that's known as the i intend to. use these out in the. south. in the heart of the square of the shores of lake geneva. in the land of banks and discretion you will discover the most secretive place in switzerland. in the middle of a warehouse complex a stone's throw from the border with france the geneva freeport. watched by surveillance cameras and surrounded by barbed wire fences this complex is traditionally a custom zone where merchandise is stored before being exported abroad. but today
it has become a permanent storage site with sixty thousand square meters of space rented by the city of geneva to transporters or to private individuals to safeguard their assets . behind these anonymous double locked doors there is gold and diamonds. it is also the largest wine cellar in the world with three million bottles laid to rest. gone clear bottles worth five hundred thousand two thousand dollars quietly maturing and gaining in value at a constant temperature and humidity. these buildings are anti earthquake and the doors resistant to explosives. and to protect these treasures from fire especially. room houses hundreds of extinguishers that can be activated
at any moment. another reason the free for take so many precautions is because behind its gates rest priceless works of art thought to be worth tens of billions of dollars it's perhaps the world's largest museum but a museum no one can visit. the geneva freeport is one of europe's best kept secrets it stores works by picasso rembrandt leonardo da vinci and thousands of antiquities a treasure the size of which nobody knows the scale or the value. of all the false a. means. another secret is the name of the owners of the works. don't. just. recently
a number of cases have tainted the institution's name the looting of jewish assets money laundering tax fraud it's hard to say if it was hidden or not but it was kept very discreetly in the freeport. the geneva freeport is an eldorado for art dealers wealthy heirs and fraudsters it's where they do their business hidden from view. one man agreed to open the doors of the freeport to us eve movie with his managing director. he runs the world's biggest company in the transport and storage of artworks seventy people see a look. at that. they did. it. it is from his own press report your daughter. thirty pacific although.
every day dozens of priceless artworks enter or leave the store rooms managed by eve bouvier's company. there's even a special workshop to pack and prepare the works for shipment. that lost it on the look on both of you by a. bus from exposes to an unknown greed dozens in getting. the ticket are enough for me guess i'm assuming too because he said to me. why do you appear. on the fifth. estate would it be a sequel. to what degree and. just get out of the if. it. could form and you could not force them to come so they don't want to go and if it does if i. look at the olympic ticket a sample of singapore public. then looks amazing. jennifer
about within the sick if you don't say it's a coffee don't see it think of it to do the nickel for don't see it. either the watchword is secrecy. eve bouvier was originally a shipper but he transformed his old shipping company not to look cute founded in one thousand fifty nine into an art market multinational. it is now present in geneva luxembourg and singapore. the man nicknamed the freeport king had a great idea to earn client loyalty his company would not only pack and ship artworks it would provide in geneva twenty thousand square metres of storage space along with framing and restoration workshops. it also offers its clients special rooms in which to admire the. assets or
negotiate sales dealers gallery owners and buyers can thus meet in total discretion . today the former shipper has become a multimillionaire. we meet him again in paris in the high class eighth district a stone's throw from the palace. eve movie the shipper of the geneva freeport welcomes us to his paris home a richly decorated and furnished apartment. so i don't. want to. to. the toilet just because you foresee a day visit but i want to hear that moment get up and able to do and you will still get out bob keefe is it the keeping it is said designing is any more it gives. it
to likeability always it does get us though it's one of the year of costs to keep your more. to stop is that clip of you. by storing and shipping his clients artworks each bouvier gradually learned another much more lucrative trade as an art dealer. just because you felt. them demanded album. pretty quick to leave office in the no shit creek would take away from finishing quick with it is a restaurant though. he's right that it is his who got his eye. get to have also a lot of us dos you're giving us the whole book you're the idiot might just be you know what to take it. upon.
for thirty years eve movie has been in the ideal place to learn the secrets of the market. and the brute the shark. and the book of goodness all the it is awful mr weaver it is awful miss you so walk at the root of all it said he's an acute since yeah so what did they do. in the film. look at the. same. disgrace or lesser sort of all to do more good enough. thanks to the network he's built up the businessman has even opened a gallery on the cable ten the antique dealers district one of paris's most prestigious addresses he takes us there. he wants to show us how well established he is and how he buys and sells some of the most renowned names in painting and sculpture.
and i have to tell you we could. use it but i'd try to do all. the gallery director greets us. the gallery houses significant and very expensive works this marble sculpture of eve is by august or done it's already been reserved by an asian client. it's always you know on my album. the it is when you have preserving zone. is this your boat this as australia did this go toward the album that was your only zone but it was just a skill they get to see them your diet is good for prison what about a lot of shit without this question. how to get all straight. if you want to because then most of it is nominally father own more famous
signatures and ink drawing by salvador dali. i should go. he did it because you just sit and listen to him he. didn't go through. any reasoning and don't miscues is refitting just didn't get a. supervillain in the cities early in discussed forcefully and discussed sean can discuss some of the scale saying this question oh off it of a pub rules that they don't. even look at this and both complete a new list of all of them see a feeling of prophetic people skip the truly peace acacias key piece of. this gets us to go see. the fish out of.
it almost by the knee deep in the community specifically. according to inside information these works are worth several million dollars. an art gallery with a view of the loo for quite a showcase. at it. but yves bouvier's good fortune is today soured by a series of lawsuits. in may two thousand and fifteen an article about him appeared in luke one entitled desire on the billionaire and the cursed because. it was a look into some of the darker practices of the art market. the allegations made by low point were such that the magazine was found guilty of infringement of privacy. the hard hitting article tells of a violent clash between movie and one of the richest men on the planet a russian dimitry. seen here in this photo taken in his living room in monaco.
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passion from the fans it's the age of the superman to just kill you narrowness and spending to get to the twenty million one playa. it's an experience like nothing else not to because i want to share what i think of what i know about the beautiful guy a great so transfer. and thinks this minute. american fivefold human rights music notion of the example of yemen you see. the genocide there were there going on then just look who is some porting who merrick and i'm british and a number of other european countries they are a very generous didn't lend their support to the actress so what kind of human rights is that in which to live a million children
a woman does not count. the far right and britain isn't just on the march it's taking violent month daughter's action the young white didn't pick leaning against a dog and i see these organizations which are all usually split into which we take different names how do you view that. odd. complex web of british fashion. the story goes back to two thousand and three when eve bouvier met the russian
billionaire a close friend of prince albert. is the owner of the soccer club a s. monaco. movie and rebuild of love hit it off immediately. they are at a costume party on the billionaire's private greek island. for ten years eve movie help his friend put together an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures as compiled in this catalogue. he acquired works. by dion e. go gung. ho dum. and even leonardo da vinci. plus some picasso's. in zero thirty eight works for the mind boggling sum of just over one billion eight hundred million dollars. but their friendship would come to a brutal end during
a meeting in monaco in february two thousand and fifteen eve bouvier's attorney david b. don't explains. the amount of them in the us obviously not all dear. but we are where you are when that corkey. they all do to you other people should be three ball of live eight out of us for. a price. that just appears. to keep quite early fusion to mature. when they get there. after. the weekend. the russian billionaire had filed charges against even. used him of making exorbitant profits of a billion dollars and his own personal loss. claimed to have paid double what his collection was worth. take for example this painting number six by mark rothko.
we managed to get a hold of the documents of the transaction. even bought it from wealthy landowners in the border region for eighty three million five hundred thousand dollars. a few weeks later as this invoice shows the painting was sold to an offshore company accent delight which belongs to the russian billionaire. acquired for eighty three point five million dollars the rothko was sold for one hundred. thirty million. eve profit on the deal almost seventy million dollars. with this picasso flute player with a naked woman the profit was even more staggering. purchased on october seventh two thousand and ten for three and a half million it was sold on to dimitri the very next day for twenty five million a profit of twenty one million in twenty four hours.
eve movies profits were colossal. but his attorney sweeps the accusations aside he believes there was nothing illegal in his clients' profits and that the russian billionaire should have been shrewder. whole push up. of each list of his to give him a all they're so good all call point throw up or the bonuses for you did your you with your one i mean you at your level. it is of course. to stop got out of there. and if you would defend the. boss of course because. inform the post said i don't he she small do you view this is your age. we tried to contact the russian billionaire dimitri ruble of love. preferred not to comment. eve bouvier was indicted in monaco in february two thousand and fifteen
for fraud and complicity in money laundering the investigation is still ongoing. but in the collection there were two other paintings that would cause trouble. in september two thousand and fifteen the billionaire posed with these two gotchas which like the rest of his collection he bought from eve bouvier the russian is beaming with joy. he thought he had done good business with these two portraits of checking because his last wife spanish woman with a fan and woman arranging her hair. but an unexpected figure came along to spoil the party. catherine. one of the cosmos heiresses jacqueline's daughter. she found a complaint for theft and suspected each movie of being involved in the fencing of the two paintings sold to rebuild of love along with fifty eight drawings. a judge
in paris issued an international warrant for bouvier's arrest. the art dealer was suddenly being sought by police forces all over the world. years gathering with pablo picasso and her mother. back then they lived in the south of france on the hill of an old farmhouse called note. because i lived in painted there for twenty years or so. in the fourteenth district of paris we're going to meet peter dupont. this former journalist was jacqueline picasso's confidant she wrote about their relationship in a book and she witnessed the scale of the artist body of work. of
a total cook to need to undergo in the high position many young men so wish it was like this judge again she may think that this team. i don't need to prove to be identified and yet illegal deserve to back it they will have it. on the artist's death in one thousand nine hundred seventy three then and jackson's death thirteen years later almost two thousand paintings seven thousand draw. goings and one thousand two hundred sculptures were officially recorded. you know order to pay the inheritance duties part of the work was given to the state something known as payment and you. know this you had been cleansed by so injecting to guess if i think it when you've done all the little mall in. the city while. i did new stuff i had a hoss that go it's a little bit of a commander. tended to. vocalise that i can't count on
that it doesn't count thank you stone did i said i meet. the watch from the co they don't deserve all of these old clothes sit up and read that men and we've done all that so but i counted. on if it is something it is not that i disliked and should do the better than ash if just to back want that really if you don't. have it. because those body of work was enormous. some of his works went unrecorded after the painter died they were probably hidden away doing the inventory for the inheritance. but that is what this report suggests by the director of the picasso administration who represents the family's interests. it is likely that certain words escaped the inventory as they had been hidden by.
this is the ought to be the case for the two disputed paintings. accused of being involved in the theft of the two portraits. defends himself and declares that he did indeed pay catherine you don't or lawyers apparently asked him to pay money not directly to the but also heiress but to a trust fund and offshore company based in a tax haven. and was most widely called able to be close to understand sign up on the bill or the cabinet of a. benefit day care to beulah community demand i mean don't want this if it is if there's a fear of it all. doesn't that mean the disk can support it just because fair share of yes it does own the promises are essential and so the cost. to prove his claims he shows us this document which is apparently the receipt for payment for the two portraits. m.-e. i invest bouvier's company paid eight million dollars to nobody oh trust based at
the central bank investor who's capital of lichtenstein. the name of catherine who done doesn't appear. but investigators discovered that no below trust belonged to a certain katherine blake living at rouge black in paris. the address was no longer her residential address but play was none other than the married name of katherine you've done. behind the offshore company it was indeed the because so heiress who received the payment from eve. and in front of our camera the art dealer went even further. someone does sophisticated good of what he's got a set idea. in society killed off welfare when they call over. on demand for. people with no one to and who may to not advice about on
a vote have asked though as you don't there's a can we don't miss it says offset of almost without which then showing all she said it off without it into a business opportunity for just a plank of wood if she did that gus and he was f.s.s. system law said ya system on organising play to fit in such a terrible dipping following the separated has got to be left of his gun. eve bouvier had to pay several million dollars in bail to have his international arrest warrant lifted. and still facing an indictment for for. unsing stolen goods the arguing has made new accusations regarding the picasso heiresses financial scams. a new way and you know what i'll do just who she was we bought my data. but i mean we just had to. get a whole puzzle to some a.f.c. and mo is she i want to sit through what i associated with i mean. even movie sold this because so drawing painter and his model to katherine. once again no mention
of her name the money was paid to an offshore company in panama this time. well the drawing turned up at the geneva freeport. serve also time doris just said to them i mean it just comment on these as a never before. popular. kid with your post means he can moan. now she really rules like that where you should assume it's busy and i want to i should have the pilot to hold me as or look out of him and i mean i never. see so much or if that is good enough not she's an author i don't see. we contacted katherine utahns lawyer for response to serious accusations here is her reply. does not
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