Chinese Artist Behind $80 Million Art Fraud

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A struggling Chinese artist faked dozens of paintings as part of an elaborate $80 million New York art fraud, according to prosecutors.

Pei-Shen Qian is said to have created the works for Glafira Rosales, a dealer who sold them to galleries as genuine newly-discovered masterpieces by modernists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

She has been charged with fraud and faces 34 years in jail if convicted.

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