Feb 03, 2014
By Andy Johnson
A British collector may see an expensive painting he bought for 100-thousand dollars, go up in smoke, because a French committee has determined it is not an authentic work by Marc Chagall. Art lover Martin Lang bought the painting in 1992, believing it to be an authentic Chagall. Lang’s son recently called in experts to determine if the painting is real. When it was sent to the Chagall Committee in Paris for a final ruling, the committee said it was a fake and would be destroyed under French law. Lang was not told that his painting would be destroyed if it was not authentic and he’s still hopeful it will be returned.