Retired correctional officer Robert Fletcher says he bought a painting from Peter Doig in 1975 — long before the now-famous artist was raking in millions for his work.
The only problem? Doig insists he had nothing to do with the painting.
Now the artist is being sued by the alleged patron, who insists he bought the painting — a stark desert scene — from Doig himself, decades ago in Thunder Bay.
The two are facing off in a bizarre trial unfolding in Chicago this week.
Today guest host Jelena Adzic explores the layers of this strange story with fine arts observer Hrag Vartanian. The case raises big questions about art, authenticity and who to believe in this battle over brushstrokes.