Sotheby’s denies $8.2m calligraphy work is fake

BEIJING, Dec. 23 — The international auction house Sotheby’s insisted on Sunday on the authenticity of a calligraphy artwork bought by a Chinese collector for $8.2 million this year, despite the challenge from three Chinese experts who say it is fake. 
Over the weekend, the three scholars from the Shanghai Museum said they were about to deliver a research report on a copying method used in creating fake works of calligraphy, including evidence that the Gong Fu Tie calligraphy, said to be by artist Su Shi [db:内容2]