Elmyr de Hory painted and sold forgeries of Picasso, Chagall, Toulouse-Lautrec, Dufy, Derain, Matisse, Degas, Bonnard, and Modigliani, across North and South America, Europe, and Japan, making him one of the most prolific forgers of all time. At the time of his arrest in 1968, de Hory estimated he’d successfully passed off 1,000 drawings and paintings. So well-regarded was his fakery, that after 1968 he continued to paint and sell “forgeries,” signed with his own name. In true art-meta, there are even forgeries of de Hory’s forgeries in circulation. Remarkably, much of what’s known of de Hory’s life is what he told his biographer, Clifford Irving--who was convicted of fraud after faking an autobiography of Howard Hughes, which reads like a fairy tale.