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Coming Attractions

November 30, 1987|DEBORAH CAULFIELD and RICK SHERWOOD | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

If you fall in love with Modigliani's "Petite Marie," but don't have the millions to purchase it for that spot over your fireplace, get in touch with French art dealer Daniel Delamare. He traffics exclusively--and legally--in fakes. They are guaranteed, one-of-a-kind copies of such masterpieces as Edouard Manet's "Le Cafe-Concert," Vincent Van Gogh's "Les Oliviers (Ciel Bleu)," Paul Gauguin's "Les Seins aux Fruits Rouges" and Pierre Auguste Renoir's "Madame Henriot." They come complete with forged signatures. About 20 of the 100-or-so reproductions have found buyers this year, some going to museums and art collectors who wish to put the real ones under lock and key. The copies are the handiwork of 15 European artists who, Delamare said, do not wish to be identified. But if you're thinking Christmas present, you might want to think again: the fakes sell for $5,000 to $16,000 apiece.

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