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August 22, 2013


Photo: The "Young Woman in a Small Ruff" painting by Amedeo Modigliani and Susie Ray's copy.
How easy is it to copy a famous painting? The painting at left is "Young Woman in a Small Ruff" by Amedeo Modigliani. The one at right is Susie Ray's copy.
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Susie Ray Originals

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Susie Ray, a painter in London, recently opened an art gallery called Susie Ray Originals. Inside, Ray displays what she calls her “original copies” of famous masterworks by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh and many others. Her copies are so good they’ve fooled the art auction firm Sotheby’s, but she tells guest host Sean Cole she has no intention to deceive anyone. “You don’t want to get into that world,” she says. “A lot of former forgers have ended up dead.” Trained as a scientific illustrator at London’s Kew Gardens, Ray has an uncanny ability to look at a something and reproduce it perfectly, without tracing or using computer tricks.


"Disconnect The Dots" by Of Montreal (Mixel Pixel Remix)

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