Paintings thought to be forgeries, turn out to be fakes of forgeries

Now that’s ‘meta’! 😉

The idea of someone faking de Hory’s own forgeries “came up only one time” in conversation with the artist, Mr Forgy says. “We both contemplated that for a moment and then laughed at the far-fetched notion.” The two paintings are now being advertised as “Fakes of fake Claude Monet”, the website reports. “We were astonished to find that there was a market in faking faker’s art works,” says auctioneer Andrew Grigg. He says they will now alert others in the business to be aware of the con.

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