The Art Forger Who Fooled the Nazis

Stories of art forgeries are among the most captivating the art world has to offer. In this video, Sotheby’s Director of Scientific Research James Martin and art historian Jonathan Lopez recall Han van Meegeren—one of the most infamous art forgers the world has known. Watch as they describe how nearly undetectable mistakes in his otherwise flawless copies of masterworks by artists such as Johannes Vermeer led to his downfall.

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