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2009-09-28 20:51:18

Prosecutors in Mexico say they are investigating whether hundreds of paintings featured in two books about Frida Kahlo might be fakes. The BBC said the probe is in response to a claim filed by the late Mexican artist's estate, the Frida Kahlo Trust, regarding works featured in Finding Frida Kahlo and The Labyrinth of Frida Kahlo: Death, Pain and Ambivalence. The Frida Kahlo Trust and several art historians said at a press conference in Mexico City the sale of the books should be suspended...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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