Incompetent art forgers try to sell “Warhol” portrait of non-existent Baldwin brother
From the Salt Lake Tribune
According to charging documents, the couple agreed to sell another man six Andy Warhol art pieces for $100,000 in February 2008. The man was told that the subject of the art was Mathew Baldwin, purportedly one of the brothers in the family of actors. The pieces were signed and dated 1996.
After giving the couple a down payment of $25,000, the man took the art to an appraiser in California. The appraiser informed the man the art was fake because there was no Mathew in the famous Baldwin family. He also pointed out that the signatures were forged because Warhol died in 1987, charging documents state.
The fact that the buyer didn't bother to check if there really was such a person as "Mathew Baldwin" before
forking over $25,000 to the couple makes him almost dumber than they are.
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