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Two pictures resembling drawings by artist Yoshitomo Nara were sold for a total of about ¥700,000 in an online auction last month after a note to the seller from Nara that the works were bogus went unheeded.

The two pieces, each depicting a girl with a piercing look that is characteristic of Nara’s work, were tagged “Watercolor? Yoshitomo Nara? Large? Masterpiece?” and put up for auction Oct. 23 on Yahoo Japan’s Internet auction site.

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