Friday, October 25, 2013

The Foxton Forger dies leaving a list of artists he had copied and sold

Art forger, Karl Sim, died earlier this week. He shot to notoriety in 1985 when he was arrested and convicted for art forgery after he copied and sold painitngs and drawings of notable New Zealand artists such Charles F Goldie and Petrus van der Velden. After the court case Sim changed his name to Carl Feoder Goldie so he could legally sign his Goldie fakes as C F Goldie. The forger left behind a list of 62 artists he'd copied over the years, fueling speculation about where they are and whether any have found their way into public collections.
Image: the Foxton Forger 'C F Goldie' in his studio