Beltracchi - the Movie

March 6 2014

Video: FILME

Here's a new film about Wolfgang Beltracchi, the German forger whose works ended up in Sotheby's and Christie's, selling for mega money (more here, here and here). It's in German, and at the beginning we hear Beltracchi boasting that Leonardo 'isn't difficult'. Given that Beltracchi's fakes of second rank modern German artists were in fact pretty rubbish, I don't believe for one second that he could fool anyone with a 'Leonardo'. At the end of the film he claims to have made over two thousand fakes. 

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