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The federal case between collector Joe Simon and the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Authentication board over Andy’s self portrait was dropped a couple days ago. With hilarious irony, the board last week declared a hundred or so of Warhol’s Brillo Boxes "copies." Microscopic examination unmasked an Andrew Wyeth watercolor as a fake before it was auctioned at Christies. Art crime is a $6 billion industry, according to the FBI.

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