"Experts and Trachte's family members had puzzled over inconsistencies between the Post cover and the canvas they assumed was an original. Among other things, the coloration and boy's face seemed different, but experts blamed poor preservation and sloppy restoration work.
Then, last month, conservationists determined the painting hadn't been restored.
Trachte's sons became more convinced that the work on their hands was a fake. A few days later, while scouring his father's studio, David Trachte, 54, noticed a gap in the wood paneling. He and his brother pulled it out, revealing the real Rockwell and other paintings his father had apparently copied.
"It's hard for me right now; I haven't uncovered enough to know when or why he did it," said Trachte Jr., 59."
How stupid .... and what if the sons didn't decide to disassemble the wall ??
I don't see anything stupid in hiding the beefroast in the refrigerator where my three hungry hounds can't find it.