Leeds art-lover battles to save forged Chagall from destruction

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The "Chagall" painting bought by Yorkshire businessman Martin Lang for �10,000 which has now been ruled a fake. GUZELIAN

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An art-loving businessman from Leeds faces a fight to save one of his treasured paintings from being thrown into a furnace after it featured on a television show about fakes and forgeries.

Martin Lang bought ‘Nude 1909-10’ – which he believed was an original work by French-Russian artist Marc Chagall – in 1992 for £100,000.

More than 20 years later his son called in experts from BBC1’s Fake Or Fortune to examine it in an attempt to verify its attribution to the artist.

 

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