Collector paid $50,000 for 2 Tan Swie Hian paintings, only to find out they were forged

A check with the artist showed Mr Johnny Quek that his new purchases were forgeries. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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Two months ago, Mr Johnny Quek shelled out more than $50,000 for what he believed were two paintings by Singaporean multidisciplinary artist Tan Swie Hian.

The director of Merlin Frame Maker & Art Gallery thought they were a good buy.

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