Wolfgang Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

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Wolfgang Beltracchi is a German art forger and artist, who has admitted to earning millions by producing hundreds of fake paintings by famous artists including Max Ernst, Heinrich Campendonk, Fernand Leger and Kees van Dongen. In 2011, after a 40 day trial, Beltracchi was found guilty and sentenced to six years in a German prison.

Wolfgang Beltracchi was found guilty and charged with forgery and corruption related to 14 works of art that sold for a combined $45m (£28.6m). But Beltracchi has stated to the BBC that he faked 'about 50' artists.

Beltracchi was freed on January 9, 2015, a little over three years after being convicted in October 2011, and his movie The Art of Forgery was released in 2014.

Art Forger Wolfgang Beltracchi is now free and is making millions reported by the BBC. 

Taylor Kinahan
Taylor Kinahan


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