FORGERY, FORGERY FORGERY-THE GERMAN HIPPIE

The Greatest Fake-Art Scam in History?

One of his forgeries hung in a show at the Met. Steve Martin bought another of his fake paintings. Still others have sold at auction for multi-million-dollar prices. So how did a self-described German hippie pull off one of the biggest, most lucrative cons in art-world history? And how did he get nailed?

 

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/10/wolfgang-beltracchi-helene-art-scam

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