A Genoa Ducal Palace employee puts the finishing touches on the painting "Ritratto di Chaim Soutine" (Portrait of Chaim Soutine), which the exhibition attributed to Amedeo Modigliani, March 15, 2017.
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Consumer advocates in Italy demanded refunds for ticket holders this week after an expert concluded that almost all the paintings in a Genoa exhibition devoted to Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani were fakes.The palace shuttered the four-month-long show on July 13, three days ahead of schedule, after prosecutors began investigating the doubts art experts had expressed over the authenticity of the paintings being attributed to Modigliani.The court-appointed expert, Isabella Quattrocchi, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Italian news reports said she concluded that, among other details, the pigment on the exhibited paintings wasn't consistent with the kind Modigliani used.
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