Photo Gallery: Interview with Forger Wolfgang Beltracchi
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Photo Gallery: Interview with Forger Wolfgang Beltracchi

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Beltracchi Confessions of a Genius Art Forger

In one of Germany's greatest art scandals, former hippie and talented artist Wolfgang Beltracchi forged dozens of paintings over a period of 35 years, earning millions and fooling top collectors and museums. Now he's about to go to jail. In a SPIEGEL interview, he reveals how he did it and why he eventually got caught.
Interview conducted by Lothar Gorris and Sven Röbel. Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.
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