Artist sued for $5M over painting he insists he didn’t paint | The Seattle Times:
OK, Peter Doig may have tried LSD a few times when he was growing up in Canada during the 1970s. But he knows, he said, when a painting is or isn’t his.
So when Doig — whose eerie, magical landscapes have made him one of the world’s most popular artists — was sent a photograph of a canvas he said he didn’t recognize, he disavowed it.
“I said, ‘Nice painting,’ ” he recalled in an interview. “ ‘Not by me.’ ”
The owner, however, disagreed and sued him, setting up one of the stranger art-authentication cases in recent history.
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