A forged painting purported to be the work of artist Mark Rothko is displayed during a press preview of "Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes" at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Del. A museum in Elne, France, has discovered that 82 of its 140 paintings are fakes.
A forged painting purported to be the work of artist Mark Rothko is displayed during a press preview of "Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes" at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Del. A museum in Elne, France, has discovered that 82 of its 140 paintings are fakes. Patrick Semansky The Associated Press file
A forged painting purported to be the work of artist Mark Rothko is displayed during a press preview of "Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes" at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Del. A museum in Elne, France, has discovered that 82 of its 140 paintings are fakes. Patrick Semansky The Associated Press file

'It's a catastrophe.' French museum learns half its paintings are fake

April 29, 2018 10:38 AM