Monday, November 8, 2010

Feel like I saw this on Sherlock last night.

Major Art Trove Now Believed to Be Fakes - German 'hippie' behind multimillion-dollar forgeries, say investigators:

Sherlock exposing the fake Vermeer
from "The Great Game" on Masterpiece Mystery

(Newser) – A treasure trove of some 35 Expressionist artworks supposedly worth millions are now believed to be forgeries engineered by a one-time German hippie who has been living like a king, reports Der Spiegel. The art world had been amazed as the 'lost' artworks from the early 20th century surfaced over the last 14 years. Wolfgang Beltracchi and his wife, Helene, allegedly tracked down the works in the secret collection of an obscure German businessman.
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