Tuesday 20 May 2014

American pastor jailed over faked Damien Hirst

An American pastor, based in Miami was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail after convicted of trying to sell fake Damien Hirst works to an undercover policeman.

Experts in art provenance say the signature on the back of this spin painting does not match the artist's handwriting.
According to reports, the paster, Kevin Sutherland, 46, had faced a possible seven years jail in the attempted larceny case. He was charged of knowingly trying to sell five fake Hirsts for $185,000 to an undercover detective.
But Sutherland who is of the Mosaic Miami Church in Florida dismissed the sentence as he planned to appeal. He claimed that he was just an art enthusiast who got was misled about the provenance of the work.

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