FBI takes forged Wyeth painting from auction house

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 3:36 PM
FBI takes forged Wyeth painting from auction house

The FBI says it has seized a forgery of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Snow Birds" from a New York auction house.

The fake painting, seized in July, had been for sale at the unidentified auction house, and had been estimated to be worth between $300,000 and $500,000. However, before an auction took place, questions arose concerning its authenticity. An expert at the Andrew Wyeth office at the Brandywine River Museum identified it as a forgery.

The person selling the art agreed to forfeit his interest in the painting.