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A fake painting that sold for £8.4 million signals a highly skilled forger in the arts market

A painting sold by auction house Sotheby's for £8.4 million ($10.6 million) has been assessed as fake, raising fears that more multimillion pound forgeries might be on the market, according to a report in the Financial Times. The work, by Dutch artist Frans Hals, was sold to an anonymous US buyer in 2011. However, it was taken back by Sotheby's after its buyer discovered its connection to another fake painting, according to the Daily Mail.
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