London-based John Myatt is a one-time forger who says his ‘genuine fakes’ can sell for up to US$39,150 each. Photo: Handout London-based John Myatt is a one-time forger who says his ‘genuine fakes’ can sell for up to US$39,150 each. Photo: Handout
London-based John Myatt is a one-time forger who says his ‘genuine fakes’ can sell for up to US$39,150 each. Photo: Handout

Why forged art might be better than the real thing – with a ‘real Van Gogh, what you’re actually looking at is the money’

More than half the artwork in circulation is fake, according to the Fine Art Expert Institute – with dozens of pieces imitating Modigliani, Kandinsky and Malevich erroneously exhibited – but does that really matter if it brings the same effect to the eyes?

Topic |   Art
London-based John Myatt is a one-time forger who says his ‘genuine fakes’ can sell for up to US$39,150 each. Photo: Handout London-based John Myatt is a one-time forger who says his ‘genuine fakes’ can sell for up to US$39,150 each. Photo: Handout
London-based John Myatt is a one-time forger who says his ‘genuine fakes’ can sell for up to US$39,150 each. Photo: Handout
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