Christie's fake Tucker court case underway in Australia

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2015-06-26 13:48:57

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Christie's fake Tucker court case underway in Australia

Christie's is in court over claims it sold a fake Bert Tucker painting in 2000

A court case is underway in Australia over claimsa Bert Tucker painting sold through Christie's isfake.

Louise McBride, a barrister based in Sydney, bought the painting for around $80,000 in 2000 - but when she tried to resell it she was informed it was almost certainly counterfeit.

Sydney trial Christie'sThe lawsuit is taking place in Sydney

Despite this, the house refuses to provide a refund - despite refunding the Australia Club for buying a Tucker forgery that same year.

Australia has a significant problem with forgeries, with some estimates stating that they make up around 30% of the market.

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