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How Atom Bombs Can Uncover Forged Art

Season 5 Episode 10 | 5m 6s  | Video has closed captioning.

It’s been estimated that 1 in 10 works of fine art are forged or misattributed. The truth is, no one really knows how much fake art is out there, because many art counterfeiters are so skilled that their paintings are almost indistinguishable from the real works. But even counterfeiters can’t beat physics!

Aired: 02/21/18

Rating: NR


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