Fake or Fortune? 3
Tomorrow at 7pm, BBC1's Fake or Fortune? with Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould examines the work of master forger Han Van Meegeren, who was finally brought to justice in 1945. He made millions out of selling forgeries to major art galleries. He even sold a forgery to Goering during World War II. Coming under hi-tech examination is this painting in a prestigious London art institute. Is it a Van Meegeren or the real deal? Estimates of the amount of fakes on the art market range from 20% to 40% (title link). Anyone like to buy a Picasso?