If you think of art forgery at all, you likely think of internationally known painters like Basquiat. But did you know that here in Canada we also have a history of art forgery? You can read about it here: how a forgery scandal rocked the canadian art establishment in 1962. Of course, you don’t have to go back decades to find this occurring. Only recently arrests were made in a Norval Morrisseau forgery investigation kicked off by a member of the band, Barenaked Ladies. And current forgeries are not limited to Morrisseau. Fake works of the artist Maud Lewis are also coming onto the scene. (And are likely here already.)
Art forgeries are everywhere, including Canada. With that type of money involved, it’s not too surprising.