Art Forgery: Why Do We Care So Much for Originals?

An art museum in the south of France recently made headlines when an art historian discovered that a whopping 60% of its collection is fake.

A museum dedicated to Étienne Terrus, one of the forerunners of the fauvist movement was established in his hometown Elne, near the French border with Spain. When an independent art historian Eric Forcada was hired to rearrange the…