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One of New Zealand's greatest and most popular All Blacks.

Graphite on paper 350 x 215mm.

Provenance: Fund Raiser for Hospice.

Clearly signed C F Goldie by the artist
and dated 2/05

Carl Feodor Goldie - New Zealand's most famous art forger and former resident of Foxton died on 21 October 2013.

C F Goldie previously Karl Feodor Sim was born in Mangaweka in 1923 - his parents were Leo and Mary. He had 4 sisters: Margaret, Rita, Erica and Leomay.

According to Wikipedia, "he copied and sold paintings and drawings of such artists as Frances Hodgkins, Colin McCahon, and Charles F Goldie, in his antique and wine shop in Foxton".

In 1985 Sim was convicted of forgery and "uttering" and fined $1,000 plus 200 hours' Community Service (including painting the Foxton Town Hall and the public toilets in Foxton),then he changed his name by deed poll from Karl Feodor Sim(s) to Carl Feodor Goldie (C.F. Goldie). He painted this signature on his shop in Foxton.

In 2003, in conjunction with Tim Wilson, he wrote a book about his life story called: "Good as Goldie; the amazing story of New Zealand's most famous art forger".

Carl's works have become collectable in their own right.
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