Thursday, January 13, 2011

Here's the Plot for Your Next Art Forgery Novel

“Jesuit priest” donates fraudulent works | The Art Newspaper: "Museums and universities across the US are being targeted by a suspected art forger who has tried to donate works, complete with auction house records, that the museums now believe to be fakes. In September, a man posing as a Jesuit priest, visited the Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana, and tried to donate a work that the museum says was a skillful forgery.

Research into his previous donations at other museums has uncovered a history of what appear to be fraudulent gifts going back 20 years."

Hat tip to Jim Cameron.

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