Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Fake Art Show

The BBC reports:

"Experts from the art world are attending a police exhibition of fake and forged art works as part of moves to fight a crime believed to be becoming increasingly prolific. Amid the sea of historic artefacts, sculptures and magnificent paintings at London's beautiful Victoria and Albert Museum, one small room contains some duds from the art market. Many pieces in the Metropolitan Police's first exhibition of fake art work have fooled art experts and institutions. If genuine, the work in the display would be worth around £10m. Hoping to raise awareness of a crime they say is increasing and becoming more sophisticated, police have invited industry experts to their Investigation of Fakes and Forgeries show."

They may open it up to the public next year. Full story here.