April 4 2012

Image of Optimism

Picture: Mail/SWNS.com

We've had a few cases lately where the press have picked up on 'discovery' stories, only for there to be absolutely no evidence to support the claims. For example, the stolen 'Van Dyck seized by police in Rome, which wasn't a Van Dyck. And now here's another example, a coloured in drawing bought for £3 in a junk sale from a drug addict, which is claimed as a £1.3m work by the ten year old Warhol. Despite there being nothing to back up the claim, the story has gone global.  

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