Fraudstorytelling | Weekly filmtips | 8 July 2021
Title: Fakes in the art world – The mystery conman
Duration: 42 minutes
Producer: Deutsche Welle
Tagging: #businessethics, #counterfeit
In the art world forgeries are not uncommon. Talented fraudsters have been playing the art market and ripping off collectors for years. This documentary dives into the quest of Stefan Lehman who hunts down the culprits whose counterfeit antiques are in some of the world’s biggest collections. Around 40 fakes have been discovered and Lehmann believes this is just the tip of the iceberg. Alongside antique dealer Christoph Leon, Lehmann follows the forgery trail through Europe and to the US.
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