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OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Art experts fume at ‘fake’ Russian art in Belgian museum

An exhibition at a state museum in Belgium featuring previously unseen Russian paintings has sent ripples through the art community, with some experts claiming the works are “fake”.

Twenty-six works supposedly by famous avant-garde artists, including Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky, have been on display since October at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, on loan from a collector named Igor Toporovski, who insists they are genuine.

When photographs of the pieces appeared online they caused a storm, leaving art experts in Russia and abroad questioning whether such a prominent collection of unknown works by highly sought-after artists could have been amassed in secret.

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