People: Sep. 17, 1965

The snowshoes went for $11, the lacrosse equipment for $3, the Jackson Pollock for $12,000, and the Franz Kline for $5,000. In all, it was a fairly good auction out at the Slezak place in Larchmont, N.Y., until the men who arranged to buy the Pollock and the Kline discovered that the paintings would have made better snowshoes. Last week a federal grand jury indicted Connecticut Art Dealer Richard A. Rainsford and a Chicago accomplice on 26 charges of fraud for inventing elaborate pedigrees for the forged paintings, then sneaking them in to be...

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