“I figured there had to be so many cars with counterfeit interiors,” he tells The Daily Beast.
New York City alone, the show claims, loses $1 billion in taxes a year to the counterfeit industry.
Despite these issues, the exhibit conveys a powerful message about the impact—and even danger—of counterfeit goods.
late 13c., from Old French contrefait "imitated" (Modern French contrefait), past participle of contrefaire "imitate," from contre- "against" (see contra-) + faire "to make, to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Medieval Latin contrafactio meant "setting in opposition or contrast." Related: Counterfeited; counterfeiting. The noun and adjective are from late 14c.