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Authentic vs. fake art

Can fake art be as aesthetically satisfying as authentic art? Suppose a master forger creates a fake Van Gogh "Sunflowers" such that even the best experts cannot tell a real version from the fake. (Forget about chemical analysis of pigments/canvas/etc., just based on viewing the painting, even with a magnifying glass.) Would viewing the fake be any less of an artistic experience because it is fake?

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