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Barenaked Ladies Keyboard Player Suing Toronto Gallerist Over Allegedly Fake Painting

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KEVIN HEARN
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 14: Recording artist Kevin Hearn of the group Barenaked Ladies performs on the Taylor Guitars Stage at the 2011 NAMM Show - Day 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 14, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM) | Getty Images

Kevin Hearn, the keyboard player in seminal Canadian pop band the Barenaked Ladies, filed a lawsuit last year against the Toronto art dealer Joseph McLeod, who the musician claims sold him a fake or forged work by the First Nations artist Norval Morrisseau. Hearn is now seeking over $90,000 in damages, including the $20,000 he paid to the Maslak McLeod Gallery in May 2005 for the painting, the Globe and Mail reports.

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