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    Fake Lowry paintings sold on e-bay.

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    papa_umau
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    Fake Lowry paintings sold on e-bay.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 06 Jul 2014, 12:48 pm

    "I churn out fake Lowrys to sell on eBay for thousands", amateur artist admits.

    Artist David Henty says that paintings in his own name did not sell so he began faking Lowrys and Vettrianos to sell them on the internet auction site to earn a living.



    This guy, who has already been convicted for forging passports in the eighties, is now finding that faking copies of the paintings from known names is very lucrative.

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    What is this guy: An entrepreneur, or simply a crook ?


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    Re: Fake Lowry paintings sold on e-bay.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 10 Jul 2014, 11:35 am

    A crook and still a counterfeiter it would seem.

    The people who buy them on the internet must know that they are fakes and they do it to try to kid their friends on that they have an original. They are the stupid ones for encouraging him.
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    Re: Fake Lowry paintings sold on e-bay.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 12:11 pm

    It's all about status I think Zath'.

    That is why people are willing to buy artwork that they know is fake, as they expect the people that see these "works of art" will think they are genuine.


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    Re: Fake Lowry paintings sold on e-bay.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 12 Jul 2014, 1:29 pm

    I have a Lowry on my living room wall, but it is a print and does not purport to be anything else.

    I think the main problem with those counterfeit ones will be that if they are displayed as "REAL" anybody that sees it will want to know where it came from as genuine Lowrys are all known and all command very high cost.

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