12 Nov 2020

Fake Colin McCahon painting sells for thousands in London

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 12 November 2020

A painting that's a tribute to Colin McCahon has been doctored and sold at auction in London as one of the celebrated New Zealand artist's own.

The painting by Dunedin artist John Z Robinson sold in June for $13,500.

The New Zealand art world says it's not only a travesty against McCahon, but against Robinson who fears people think he forged the painting.

RNZ's Tracy Neal reports.