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Artist's Fake Diploma To Be Sold At Auction

NPR
Monday, June 24, 2013

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David Hockney's fake diploma is expected to sell for up to $27,000. He created it in 1962 when he was denied a real degree by the Royal College of Art because he refused to write a final essay.

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. You can spend tens of thousands on a liberal arts degree, or just buy a fake diploma. The artist David Hockney's fake diploma is expected to sell at auction this week for up to $27,000. He created it in 1962 when he was denied a real degree by the Royal College of Art because he refused to write a final essay. And who know? The work of a famous artist might end up worth more in the long run than a real diploma.

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