Art Forger Jailed
Here is one of the forged paintings sold by former art teacher Rizvan Rahman, who was jailed for 18 months at Leicester Crown Court today (title link). He made almost £180,000 from selling forgeries of work by artists such as Mary Fedden and Jack Pender. He will be living at the taxpayers' expense for 18 months - a lot less if he behaves himself - which gives him a clear profit of £10,000 a month. Where's the disincentive? I wish somebody would pay me £10,000 a month for reading books and watching TV. I guess the judge has scant sympathy for rich punters who buy forged art.