“If [a fake] hangs on the wall long enough, it becomes real.” Those words, spoken by a distinguished art forger, are from the documentary F for Fake, but that only makes the words more potent.
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This forger, Elmyr de Hory, and his journalist profiler, Clifford Irving, claim that there are fakes by Elmyr—fake Matisses, fake Modiglianis—all certified as genuine by panels of experts and now hanging in the finest museums in the world.
We all know the story very well. Van Gogh sold only one painting for money while he ...
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