Photo Gallery: Following the Forgery Trail

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Copying the Expressionists Germany's Mega-Forgery Scandal Gets Even Bigger

It was already thought to be the biggest art forgery scandal in Germany since World War II. Now, documents show that Wolfgang Beltracchi may have been copying early 20th century expressionists since the mid-1980s. He may even have sold one forgery to the artist's widow.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan