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Posts Tagged: fakes

Fake Art in Museums

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The Secret History of Art’s latest feature is in Aeon magazine, on the proliferation of fakes on museum walls–when museums know full well.

How To Spot Fake Art

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The Secret History of Art’s latest feature for Salon.com is “How To Spot a Fake.” Can you tell the difference between originals and forgeries?

Ken Perenyi & Post-Forger Career Moves

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Ken Perenyi is an American painter who, for many years, made a lucrative living as a forger of 18th and 19th century paintings.  The paintings he chose to forge were well-chosen, in that they were 1)… More ›

Art Forgery in Slovenia

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You can view a Slovenian documentary film on art forgery, “Vsak Ima Svojo Resnico” (Everything Has Its Own Truth), directed by Nina Blazin and made for RTV Slovenija, here.  The… More ›