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    Art expert fooled by chimp's painting

    A German art expert was duped into believing a painting done by a chimpanzee was actually painted by a respected artist. Dr Katja Schneider, director of the State Art Museum in Moritzburg, Saxony-Anhalt, suggested the painting was by Guggenheim Prize winning artist Ernst Wilhelm Nay.

    Dr Schneider said: "It looks like an Ernst Wilhelm Nay. He was famous for using such blotches of colour."

    After the real artist was revealed by the Bild newspaper, Dr Schneider said: "I did think it looked a bit rushed."

    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm...=news.quirkies

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    I feel badly that a man spent so much of his life getting an education in art, and than was so badly shamed! One mistake out of how many estimates?

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    Maybe the chimp is just really talented.

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    I think that reflects accurately on the state of a lot of 'art' today, as well as the 'experts' who read so much into it. Reading all kinds of meaning and greatness into splashes of a paintbrush - just because the artist manages to get a critic or so on his side to say it is great.

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    Too funny!!!
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