Perhaps the saddest art world case to come to trial ends with the judge flatly dismissing the idea that Peter Doig painted a work he says he did not paint.
The AP covered the verdict which you knew all along:
U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman made the comment as he began explaining his reasoning in the case as he led up to a verdict. He had not yet formally announced a verdict, but the entire case of the painting’s owner, Robert Fletcher, hinged on his claim that the Scottish-born Doig painted it.
Feinerman said evidence clearly showed that it’s a case of mistaken identity and that a different Peter Doige, who spelled his last name with an ‘e,’ actually created the artwork.
Federal judge: Doig did not create painting (The Washington Post)