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Art Forgery

The Constant Forger

Anthony Amore | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Anthony Amore

If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, then Vettriano should be quite pleased, as should dozens of other artists -- even amateurs like Sir Winston Churchill -- because Henty has made a career out of selling fakes of their works.

Chinese Man Admits To Stealing 140 Paintings And Replacing Them With His Own Art

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

An expert shows the painting "Children Playing under a Pomegranate Tree" by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian. The stolen works mentioned in the court trans...

Redefining Philanthropy: A Documentary Review of Art and Craft

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Art and Craft bears witness to the stigma of mental disorders and the difficulty individuals with these illnesses experience in receiving treatment by others that is respectful, without blame for their condition or judgment of the way in which they present themselves.

Online Trove Of Haring And Warhol Works Is Probably A Fake

artnet | artnet News | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

By Eileen Kinsella This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Pure Evil gallery owner Charles Uzzell Edwards halted sales of this and ot...

How A Ring Of Con Artists Duped The Art World By Forging Masterworks In A Garage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.24.2014 | Arts

A talented Chinese painter and a trio of art-dealing crooks allegedly fooled the art world into purchasing $80 million dollars worth of forged masterp...

A Tale of Art Forgery, Sex Slavery and Single Parenthood

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Harper

There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.

The FBI's Most Convincing Forgeries Get Their Own Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

Upon entering "Caveat Emptor" you will likely be able to recognize the exhibition's work with confidence. Iconic pieces made famous by art legends lik...

Rogues' Gallery a Scandal-Plague Book on the History of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

James Grundvig | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

New dirt, more scandals. They pour out of a book that profiles the curators, city planners and barons of American high society, anyone with oversized egos, through a dual thread that captures the history of New York City and the United States.

Hacking van Gogh: Is the Master's 'Fingerprint' Missing From a MET Painting?

James Grundvig | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

After enduring the Great Recession, the public has shown a backlash against the $25 admission fee for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which charges it as a "donation."

The Complicated Business of Spotting an Art Forgery

Keith L.T Alexander | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts
Keith L.T Alexander

Value is relative, and whether a work of art is a forgery should not matter if the work of art gives you fulfillment.

Art Expert Arrested On Suspicion Of Forgery

Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts

The "vivacious dandy" Amedeo Modigliani has been dead for nearly a century, yet his name continues to creep into some of the contemporary art world's ...

10 Great Art Forgers

Jonathon Keats | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Jonathon Keats

Vilified by institutions and applauded by outsiders, art forgery has been much discussed as a crime. The time has come to look at great forgeries as high art.

The Art of the Fake in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

A couple of recent books illustrate our fascination with the arcane world of art forgery. Perhaps, in this Internet age, when so little seems to be truly original, the subject of how to produce a master forgery that will fool all the experts seems particularly relevant.

Yer Cheatin' Art, Part II: Conversation With an Art Forger

Janice Harper | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Janice Harper

Like a method actor who lives the role he plays with such intensity and focus that he begins to instinctively move and think like the character he is playing, an art forger needs to channel his ancestral muse so that he can envision a convincing -- and compelling -- fabrication.

Yer Cheatin' Art: An Art Forger Tells All (Part I)

Janice Harper | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Janice Harper

For all the forgers' mastery of art, there remains the troubling issue of morality. What does it mean to turn such a phenomenal skill toward criminal ends? And just how criminal is it, really?

Art Website Sells Cezanne Painting For $20

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Paintings by Paul Cezanne have sold for over a million dollars at auction houses, the last one fetching over $1.8 million at Sotheby's in February of ...

FAKE: Motherwell Painting Declared A Forgery | PATRICIA COHEN; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

A forged Robert Motherwell painting was branded with the equivalent of a scarlet letter on Tuesday in a legal settlement involving three art galleries...

WATCH: Art Forgery Ring That Tricked Steve Martin Heads To Trial

Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

The trial has begun on a massive art forgery case in which the suspects are accused of having made about €16 million from sales of meticulously fake...

PHOTO: Steve Martin Victim Of Art Fraud (UPDATE)

Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

Steve Martin has had a varied career as an actor, writer, comedian, SNL host, musician, and art lover, but he's probably not too happy to add 'victim'...

BLOG WATCH> Portraits Of Forgers In "Copy Artist" On Booooooom

BOOOOOOOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"Copy Artist", brilliant photos by Michael Wolf. Knock-off artists in China pose next to their paintings. I'll take the Francis Bacon!...

What Happens to Confiscated Art 'Fakes'?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

2010-09-29-forgedart.jpgWhat to do with counterfeit art is determined on a case-by-case basis, often dependent upon whether or not the owner knew that it was a fake. Proving fraud, intentional deception, is often quite difficult.

Giving Thanks To The Cover Song

Andrew Kronfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Kronfeld

In most forms of art, the idea of copying implies a forgery and a criminal act. But the case is different with pop music, where a cover song is viewed as an homage to one's influences.