Werner Spies to Pay Half of Max Ernst Fraud Lawsuit

May 29th, 2013

Werner Spies, via Art Market MonitorNoted Max Ernst scholar Werner Spies has been ordered to pay half of the €652,883 owed to collector Louis Reijtenbagh for the purchase of a falsely attributed work.  This is not the first time Spies has had issues over his authentication; he was fooled by noted forger Wolfgang Beltracchi in 2011 over several works he authenticated as Ernsts.

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