China Daily reports on a work of Calligraphy that was bought for $8.2m this Fall in New York but now is under scrutiny:
Over the weekend, the three scholars from the Shanghai Museum said they were about to deliver a research report on a copying method used in creating fake works of calligraphy, including evidence that the Gong Fu Tie calligraphy, said to be by artist Su Shi (1037-1101), was produced using this method.
If they are right, the piece was created in the 19th century, about 800 years after its supposed creator died.
Experienced collector Liu Yiqian bought the work, originally valued at between $300,000 and $500,000, at a Sotheby’s auction in New York in September.
Sotheby’s denies $8.2m calligraphy work is fake (China Daily)