photo_2021-07-18_12-29-50 photo_2021-07-18_12-29-51 artOtto Wacker – The Man Who Could Not Be Distinguished from Van Gogh Today, Vincent van Gogh’s works regularly sell for millions of dollars at auction, and Van Gogh himself has been recognized as one of the world’s greatest artists. In fact, his paintings were so valuable that a German named Otto Wacker was able to organize a major scam with his works in 1927. When Wacker claimed to have 33 works by van Gogh, dealers lined up. Over the next five years, a number of experts, curators and dealers studied these paintings, and Wacker was not convicted of forgery until 1932. It took so long to analyze because Wacker used the latest developments in chemistry to create fakes. Six of the paintings were found to be authentic. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Continue with Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.