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Could this be the biggest case of art fraud in history?

Known in his lifetime as the ‘Picasso of the North’, Norval Morrisseau was one of Canada’s most revered indigenous artists. But now, police have charged eight people who they believe produced more than a thousand fake artworks under the artist's name, making millions of Canadian dollars and perhaps making history in the world's biggest case of suspected art fraud.

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- Will Pavia, New York Correspondent, The Times.

- Jamie Kastner, producer and director of There Are No Fakes

Host: Luke Jones.

Clips: Ontario Provincial Police, CBC News, There Are No Fakes (2019), Stardreamer.

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