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Indian Artist Discovers Exhibit Contains Fakes

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Indian Artist Discovers Exhibit Contains Fakes

Indian Artist Discovers Exhibit Contains Fakes

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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.

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