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Is that "priceless" painting the real deal or a cheap fake? [Video]

When it comes to detecting art forgery, the stakes are high. Paintings and sculptures carry price tags of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. A chemical analysis can validate the price, or trash it. In this episode of ChemMatters, find out about the scientific techniques - many based on chemistry - used to examine paintings at the molecular level and determine whether they are fakes or the “real deal.”