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Chagall fake: Owner to fight painting's destruction order

A businessman has been told a painting he paid £100,000 for will be burned, after it was ruled to be a fake.

Martin Lang bought what he thought was an original work by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall in 1992.

It was tested by experts for BBC One's Fake Or Fortune? to determine whether it was genuine, then sent to the Chagall Committee in Paris which said, under French law, it had to be burned.

Mr Lang described the move as ''an injustice'' and said he hoped the decision would be reversed.

You can watch Fake or Fortune? Chagall in full on BBC iPlayer