Fakes, fakes everywhere (ctd.)
June 25 2015
Picture: BBC News
Bravo to Cornwall Trading Standards officers, who have successfully prosecuted an art dealer for selling fake works by Alfred Wallis (such as the above). More here.
We need other investigations across the UK - there are far too many fakes being sold at auction. The Telegraph reported recently the case of David Henty (below), who has been notoriously selling suspect pictures he makes himself, described as 'after Lowry' and 'after Duncan Grant' on Ebay, but saying that he bought them long ago privately, and that they might be the real thing. So far, he's been able to pretty much get away with it.