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Pastor tried to peddle fake art

1 year ago April 08, 2014 Apr 8, 2014 Tuesday, April 08 2014 Tuesday, April 08, 2014 6:25:45 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

NEW YORK- A pastor from Miami was convicted in New York for trying to sell faked works of art to an undercover cop.

The works were by art star Damien Hirst. Kevin Sutherland tried to sell two bogus pieces of Hirst's circular "spin" paintings and three fake "spot" prints for $185,000.

Sutherland leads a small non-denominational church and could face up to seven years in prison. His lawyer says he may appeal.

Sutherland maintains an auction house never told him the artworks were fake when he obtained them and he says he didn't ask Hirst's stdio to get involved because the authentication process was expensive.

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