Fake fake Monets at auction!

Craigie G

Craigie G

2015-07-06 11:48:20

This is one of the strangest art stories I've heard for a while- the auctioneers Cordy's have had to withdraw two forged Monet paintings from their auction. Not because they were forgeries, but because they were forged forgeries. The forgery was thought to be done by Elmyr de Hory, a renowned forger, whose exact copies are themselves worth a pretty penny. Instead these paintings, passing off as de Hory's work were made by Ken Talbot- a London bookmaker. The paintings have been put back up for sale as "Fakes of fake Claude Monet". The best bit of the story? The de Hory expert that uncovered it is called Mark Forgy.
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