it affects how we relate to reality


Mark Landis pretends.  With great skill he creates copies of lesser and greater works of art and then donates them to museums all around the country, pretending that his forgeries are the real-deal.  He never accepts payment of any kind.  Eventually someone caught on and alerted Museum Curators who went through their inventory and, almost inevitably, all discovered his works in their collections.  This discovery did not stop Mark who continues, to this day, with his grand deception.  Since he never accepts remuneration in order to profit from the work of an original artist he is, technically, not violating any law.  When asked why he does what he does Mark commented, “You kind of get addicted to being a philanthropist… the gratitude, the being treated as being ‘special.’  Before I started doing this it seldom happened that people were nice to me.”

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