Volume 85 Issue 37 | pp. 28-31 | Insights
Issue Date: September 10, 2007

Fakes And Forgeries

Museum, FBI, and materials scientist reveal ploys used to produce fraudulent art
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Analytical SCENE

THE LOVE OF MONEY may or may not be the root of all evil, but it is definitely the root of most art fraud. Counterfeit art—both fine and decorative—has been made since antiquity. But now, with some works of art selling for tens to hundreds of millions of dollars and with demand outpacing supply, the temptation for some unscrupulous people to tap into this mother lode by producing and selling fraudulent art is irresistible.

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