Friday 16 August 2019

Friday Retrospect: DW Documentary -Fakes in the art world - The mystery conman

I was looking for this in connection with something I am working on at the moment, but thought it would be jolly good to show it again (here it was the first time). DW Documentary on fakes in the art world - 'The mystery conman, the murky business of counterfeit antiques (sic)' reportage by Sönje Storm. It is about the so-called Spanish master faker who, according to archaeologist Stefan Lehman of Halle in Germany, has been turning out a run of faux-Roman bronze heads. Take a look:

How many more have come on the market (or been identified) since this was first aired?

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