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S. Korea prosecutors say artist’s ‘fake’ work is genuine

SEOUL: A painting attributed to one of South Korea's most renowned artists has been declared genuine by state prosecutors, despite the insistence of the late artist herself that it was a fake. The painting "Beautiful Woman" by Chun Kyung-Ja has been the focus of a bizarre, decades-long dispute over its authenticity, and Monday's announcement by the prosecutors looks unlikely to end the matter, with Chun's family vowing to pursue efforts to have it declared a forgery. Born in 1924 in a small town in the southern part of…