History's most notorious art forgers and fraudsters
Stand back and admire these audacious paint jobs
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There's an art to faking it, as any good fraudster will tell you. And history has recorded several pretty dramatic art scams, where counterfeit paintings have been passed off as the the real thing, and wannabe artists have plagiarized the works of others. In fact, some of these paint jobs are so audacious that they've made films out of them.
Click through and uncover some of the most notorious art forgers and fraudsters.
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