Two of the fakes, a Rothko (left) and a Pollock, which were bought by New York dealers and sold to clients without documents proving provenance. Photos: SCMP Two of the fakes, a Rothko (left) and a Pollock, which were bought by New York dealers and sold to clients without documents proving provenance. Photos: SCMP
Two of the fakes, a Rothko (left) and a Pollock, which were bought by New York dealers and sold to clients without documents proving provenance. Photos: SCMP

New York art dealer admits US$80m fakes scam using Chinese painter

Scores of forgeries sold to galleries as works by some of 20th century's greatest artists were actually done by 73-year-old Chinese immigrant

Two of the fakes, a Rothko (left) and a Pollock, which were bought by New York dealers and sold to clients without documents proving provenance. Photos: SCMP Two of the fakes, a Rothko (left) and a Pollock, which were bought by New York dealers and sold to clients without documents proving provenance. Photos: SCMP
Two of the fakes, a Rothko (left) and a Pollock, which were bought by New York dealers and sold to clients without documents proving provenance. Photos: SCMP
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