Indian Artist Discovers Exhibit Contains Fakes

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

An acclaimed artist from India was invited to inaugurate an exhibition of his work. SH Raza's work is so popular that it sometimes sells for millions of dollars. At a gallery in New Delhi, Raza paused to admire some of his work. Which is how he discovered that most of the paintings on display were fakes. Somebody forged his abstract paintings to get a payoff that was not abstract at all.

Related NPR Stories



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.