People: Aug. 15, 1983

Step right over here, madam, and take a look at this rare collection of 100 paintings. Yessir, these are real beauts, all of them done in the inimitable styles of Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and other early modern masters. Well, to be honest, not quite inimitable styles. The paintings are actually by a clever Hungarian counterfeiter, Elmyr de Hory. Considered the world's premier art forger before his death in 1976, De Hory fooled even museums with his master-fleeces. Eventually De Hory was so famous that he began signing his "fakes," and many of them have found their way into the hands of...

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