Described as the ‘Crime of the Century’, a series of paintings, all with a common source, have been sold for millions as Old Master masterpieces before being controversially downgraded to the status of modern fakes.
It has been described as the ‘Crime of the Century’: a series of paintings, all with a common source, sold for millions as Old Master masterpieces before being controversially downgraded to the status of modern fakes.
And it is also one of the 21st century’s greatest mysteries: why, after a criminal investigation lasting over five years, has no one been brought to trial? Now, at last, the full story of this ‘riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’ is laid bare – in all its enthralling complexity – by Simon Hewitt, whose 2018 exposé of Russian Avant-Garde forgeries at Ghent Fine Arts Museum led to the exhibition’s closure and the sacking of the museum’s director.
Click here to read all about the schemes and adventuring of the affair’s chief protagonists. Who are these men ‘of lust, greed and glory’? Rip off the masks and let’s see.
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