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Copies, replicas, reproductions and pastiches are often legitimate works, and the distinction between a legitimate reproduction and deliberate forgery is blurred.
For example, Guy Hain used original molds to reproduce several of Auguste Rodin's sculptures.
Although many art forgers reproduce works solely for money, some have claimed that they have created forgeries to expose the credulity and snobbishness of the art world.
Essentially the artists claim, usually after they have been caught, that they have performed only "hoaxes of exposure".
In 1799, a self portrait by Albrecht Dürer which had hung in the Nuremberg Town Hall since the 16th century, was loaned to Abraham Wolfgang Küfner.
During the Renaissance, many painters took on apprentices who studied painting techniques by copying the works and style of the master.