French Court Reverses Lawsuit Decision Against Werner Spies Over Forged Max Ernst

December 10th, 2015

Werner Spies, via Art NewspaperA French court has reversed a decision against Max Ernst scholar Werner Spies, who was previously fined for authenticating what was ultimately proven to be a fake by art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi.  “The author of a catalogue raisonné who expresses an opinion outside of a determined transaction cannot be charged with a responsibility equivalent to that of an expert consulted in the context of a sale,” the court stated in its decision.

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