RECAP Art Forgery
Top art forgers can make hundreds of thousands of dollars for one phony painting. Yet even the best can be tripped up by silly mistakes such as misspelling the real artist’s name. These are some of the fascinating facts we learned from our February speaker, Douglas Purdon, an expert on art forgery. Forgery is hard work and can be expensive; nonetheless, Purdon stressed a number of times that forgery is a crime.