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‘Intent To Deceive’ Explores Some Of The Art World’s Best Fakes

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They’re described as the world’s most notorious con artists, and they’re about to be profiled in an exhibit set to debut at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass.

The exhibit, “Intent to Deceive,” will put masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse alongside “ingenious fakes that confounded the experts,” while exploring the lives of the forgers who created them, including Elmyr de Hory, the subject of Orson Welle’s “F is for Fake.”

Curator Julia Courtney joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the show, which opens Jan. 21.