The $7 Million Fake Forgery Scandal Embarrasses International Art World

More details are emerging about what is thought to be Germany's biggest postwar art forgery scandal. The affair casts an unflattering light on a leading German art historian who authenticated a fake artwork supposedly painted by German surrealist Max Ernst. The piece was sold for $7 million to Daniel Filipacchi, a top New York art collector.
Art expert Werner Spies (seen here in a 2007 photo), who authenticated a fake Max Ernst painting.

Art expert Werner Spies (seen here in a 2007 photo), who authenticated a fake Max Ernst painting.

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Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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