Artist Tony Tetro says he forged a Monet, Picasso and Dali loaned to Prince Charles’ charity foundation with a value of $134 million.
Prince Charles has been dragged into a counterfeit art scandal after it was revealed that classic works of art displayed at his Dumfries House estate in Scotland were allegedly painted by an American forger.
The Ayrshire house — which dates back to 1635 — has been part of the future King’s architectural and artistic program, The Prince’s Foundation, since 2007. On Sunday, it was revealed to have been the location of one of the most incredible art hoaxes in royal history when American artist — and convicted counterfeiter — Tony Tetro told the Mail on Sunday that he forged a Monet, Picasso and Dali loaned to the house with an insurance value of $134 million.
Since the allegations appeared, the artworks have been removed from view.