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'The Simpsons': A lesson in art forgery, with Max von Sydow
'The Simpsons': A lesson in art forgery, with Max von Sydow

"The Simpsons" on Fox took a trip into the art market on Sunday's new episode titled "The War of Art," which included a lesson in forgery delivered by actor Max von Sydow. Sunday's episode echoed a number of real-life art stories, including the case of Wolfgang Beltracchi, the convicted art forger who was recently profiled on "60 Minutes," as well as the case of a Pierre-Auguste Renoir landscape painting that was purchased at a flea market for $7. When Homer and Marge realize that the painting they purchased for $20 from the Van Houtens' yard sale is actually a valuable masterpiece  -- the artist is the fictional Johan Oldenvelt --...

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