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Provenance

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Laney Salisbury, co-author of Provenance, tells the true story of a struggling artist and flamboyant con man who pull off one of the most elaborate scams in the history of art forgery. Not only is the art fake, but so is the documentation supporting it.

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Comments [2]

sean from bklyn

Thanks for the segment. As an artist, I find stories about art forgery fascinating. I just took a look at John Myatt site who now creates "legitimate fakes." I don't know if the fakes that he created that were passed off as real were better, but the work on his website looks "fake", mediocre copies at best. Van Meegeren's fake Vermeers are much better.

Aug. 19 2009 01:08 PM
Ken Merlo from NYC West 57th Street

Why is it hard to feel sorry for the victims of art forgery?

Aug. 19 2009 12:46 PM

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