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and listed at $999.99. I would give Ray-Bans from a Covent Garden street seller a higher chance of being authentic. The idea is that repeat offenders will be banned from the auction site, but Loll admits that is not the complete solution. “Unfortunately, they resurface on an alternative site or under another name. It’s a bit like that game Whack a Mole: we hit them, but they just pop up in another place.” At least the art world is not taking this unholy onslaught lying down. The arms race systematically to beat the faker has begun, and – provided it matches the evolving sophistication of the perpetrators – it is better than outraged inertia. I am biding my time until the introduction of a new response from the artistically uncommitted: “I don’t know much about art, but I like the DNA.”

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