19 Oct 2015

Warning fails to deter library from buying $75,000 forgery

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 19 October 2015

A forgery has cost the taxpayer and the country's national heritage collector dearly, after it ignored an art expert's warnings, and went ahead and bought the fake painting. Alexander Turnbull Library paid $75 thousand for what its experts said was a portrait by the renowned Gottfried Lindauer.