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March 30, 2012
Dottie Stover photo

A forged version of a work by Pablo Picasso and painted by art forger Mark A. Landis, of Laurel, Miss. is seen on exhibit at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The work of the convincing art forger who has spent nearly three decades copying artists like Picasso and donating his fake art to unsuspecting museums goes on display April Fool’s Day.

Dottie Stover photo

Aaron Cowan, Director of DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati, hangs a piece of art by art forger Mark A. Landis, of Laurel, Miss. for a show called “Faux Real” in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The work of the convincing art forger who has spent nearly three decades copying artists like Picasso and donating his fake art to unsuspecting museums goes on display April Fool’s Day. The University of Cincinnati exhibit will explore the problem of art forgery through a look at the unusual story of Landis.

Lsu Museum Of Art photo

This is a recent undated photo of art forger Mark A. Landis, of Laurel, Miss.