Art: Not Mine

In Paris last week, after arguing the point for 18 months, representatives of French Painter Maurice Utrillo finally convinced a court that he had not painted some 30 pictures bearing his name. The bogus Utrillos, the court decided, had been put in circulation by Jean Pinson-Berthet, ex-partner of Utrillo's art dealer. The damage to Utrillo's up & down reputation was set at 2,000,000 francs ($5,714). Pinson-Berthet, who had disappeared, was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

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