Monday, 30 April 2007

PM's doodle back up for auction

NZ PM Hillin Cluck is refusing to comment on fresh speculation over whether a doodle with her signature on it is actually her own work.

The A4-sized black and white drawing of the Beehive was auctioned back in 2001 by an Auckland school, amidst doubts over whether the PM had actually penned the drawing herself. Auctioneers Dunbar Sloane predict the drawing could sell for up to $2,000.

The 2001 Doodlegate controversy followed the high profile Paintergate political scandal.
In that situation, police found a prima facie case that Ms Cluck had signed her name to the back of an artwork painted by someone else. Cluck later admitted she'd signed at least seven similar works for charity auctions.

* Hat tip - Whale Oil: Fake, Fake, fake
* Stuff: Doubt puts premium on 'Clark doodle'
* NZ Herald: Well, did she doodle it?

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