Tuesday, 2 November 2020


Timing is everything and the Irish banks have even got it wrong when it comes to the controversial decision to sell off their art collection (read here). Not only is the market depressed there's a lot of jitters because a whole raft of forgeries have been discovered. Many of these were sold through leading auctioneers and dealers. A single German forger is thought to be behind the paintings sold off for st£30 million. All were done in the name of 20th century artists and were in the style of documented works whose whereabouts are not currently known, such as that by Heinrich Campendonk (pictured). Read it here in The Observer. No doubt there'll be a movie in the works fairly soon.


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