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GREENVILLE, Del.: A painting with problematic pigment; a Chanel suit dressed up with acetate trim instead of silk; a Stradivarius violin that just doesn't sound right: All are part of a new exhibition at Delaware's Winterthur Museum.In a small gallery at Winterthur, best-known for its collection of American decorative arts, the abstract expressionist painting by Mark Rothko that greets visitors might seem out of place.Then you learn it's a forgery that was part of the largest art fraud in American history – in which New York art dealer Glafira Rosales admitted participating in a 15-year scam that fooled art collectors into buying more than $60 million of counterfeit paintings attributed to the likes of Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning."A very, very good fake," acknowledged the show's co-curator Linda Eaton, director of collections and senior curator of textiles at Winterthur.
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