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Case Summary

Conman John Drewe created impeccable, doctored

provenance for forgeries of Modern Masters he commissioned from an unknown artist, John Myatt, in what was described by Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiques Squad as “the biggest art fraud of the 20th century”.  The scam, which began in 1987, involved the forgery and sale of approximately 200 works and netted the pair over 2.5 million British pounds before they were arrested on forgery, conspiracy to defraud and related charges in1998.

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