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    Check your whites

    I found this report hilarious and the forger quite interesting. His downfall was one tube of white that contained the wrong titanium white. Just shows the importance of research from both sides.

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    Lol at the last line...

    "Bob Simon: Do you think you did anything wrong?

    Wolfgang Beltracchi: Yes, I use the wrong titanium white, yeah."

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    The guy is so damn likable. I wonder if any artwork he creates now will be worth a lot of money due to his infamy.

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    And the guy who wanted to keep the forgery because it was the best Max Ernst he's ever seen - priceless. At least he bought it for the right reason.

    Tom Keating in the UK did rather well well after being found out.

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    What he needs to do now is fake his own death, the money will come rolling in.

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    His claims seem a bit tongue-in-cheek, though. I suggest he does a Rembrand or Van Gogh, and have it certified by the experts...
    Grinnikend door het leven...

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    Trouble is, if you watch the video or read the entire article, experts are now wary of being experts. Places have been shutting down their accreditation centres as they fear being sued. I like that he says he can paint like Rembrandt or Leonardo, but there were only examples of 'modern' art seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I like that he says he can paint like Rembrandt or Leonardo, but there were only examples of 'modern' art seen.
    Sounds like another little titanium white lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    Trouble is, if you watch the video or read the entire article, experts are now wary of being experts. Places have been shutting down their accreditation centres as they fear being sued. I like that he says he can paint like Rembrandt or Leonardo, but there were only examples of 'modern' art seen.
    The Van Gogh museum is the only authority that gives a definitive verdict on painting being genuine Van Goghs, and Ernst van de Wetering is an established authority on Rembrand, so I don't see why the forger mentioned cannot take a shot...
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