Art forgers are almost as prolific as the artists themselves.  Without proper training or guidance, it can be very difficult to distinguish a legitimate print from a fake.

    There are two types of people selling fakes;  those who do it on purpose and those who do it by mistake.  Unfortunately, either way, you end up with a spurious print.

    I would like to stress that fake Escher prints have been put on the block at reputable auction houses, as well as listed on eBay.  It is not in an auctioneer's interest to remove questionable prints from being sold...they make their money off of commissions.  But a good auction house will allow you to return a print if it proves to be fake.    

    Please click on the following images to read about fakes and mistakes of that print.


and maybe a little deception

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