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(Humans Invent)   A look into the secret world of art forgery and the science behind recognising a fake...did you know fakes are hanging in the English National Gallery?   (humansinvent.com ) divider line
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3087 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Apr 2012 at 9:34 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-04-16 09:47:16 AM  
I blame Walmart and China.
 
2012-04-16 09:52:24 AM  
Why not make a whole museum of fakes? Then we can actually get close to the paintings and enjoy them more. If we want to see the real ones fine, they are over there behind glass, velvet ropes and security guards, but the fakes are ALIVE! Get a little culture to the masses without risking the originals.

/I realize that's not what the article was about.
 
2012-04-16 10:11:51 AM  

Gunny Walker: Why not make a whole museum of fakes? Then we can actually get close to the paintings and enjoy them more. If we want to see the real ones fine, they are over there behind glass, velvet ropes and security guards, but the fakes are ALIVE! Get a little culture to the masses without risking the originals.

/I realize that's not what the article was about.


That's a good idea. I want to see the image, I don't care if its the original. That's why I have rotating images on my desktop and don't need museums
 
2012-04-16 10:12:06 AM  
i236.photobucket.com

/oblig
 
2012-04-16 10:15:23 AM  
images.wikia.com

Also oblig
 
2012-04-16 11:04:10 AM  
There's a great book by Oscar White Muscarella about this.
 
2012-04-16 11:26:22 AM  
There was a brilliant exhibition at the V&A of fakes and forgeries and the chap who took you around it was an ex-forgery cop rather than an art historian.

My favourite anecdote was when he flew a suspected fake David Hockney over to the artist in NY to verify it. Hockney pulled out a pen and wrote "this is not my work. singed, David Hockney". I would love to own a fake Hockney, signed knowingly by Hockney.

Also- painterly artists would generally say that if the forger could paint with their skill then good on them; it was the contemporary artists (esp the YBA) who flew into a rage and got the lawyers in immediately to protect their 'brands'.

/csb
 
2012-04-16 11:28:25 AM  
This is why my house is filled with paintings of dogs playing cards.
 
2012-04-16 11:33:05 AM  
Relevant to their interests:

www.jonathanrosenbaum.com

/one of the few cases where the remake was better than the original
 
2012-04-16 11:45:01 AM  

beta_plus: Relevant to their interests:

[www.jonathanrosenbaum.com image 600x400]

/one of the few cases where the remake was better than the original


Agree! Much better replacing the loot with something more tangible like paintings. Although the 'secretive mastermind' of Steve McQueen was pretty cool for the start of the original.

(and also Rene Russo has a jaw like a stealth-bomber and a face like a smacked bottom)
 
2012-04-16 11:48:08 AM  

lake_huron: Also oblig


Duggan doesn't approve, even though Leonardo did actually paint over that himself.
 
2012-04-16 11:50:47 AM  
www.history.com
This looks pretty good, but I do have some concerns. If you don't mind, let me call up a buddy of mine that knows everything there is to know about (insert item).
 
2012-04-16 11:52:34 AM  

lake_huron: [images.wikia.com image 640x528]

Also oblig


When in doubt, ask a Romulan.

images.wikia.com
 
2012-04-16 11:57:05 AM  
www.sitcomsonline.com

Has no comment on advice of counsel.
 
2012-04-16 12:22:39 PM  
God help us if anyone finds the writing under the paint on the Mona Lisa.
 
2012-04-16 12:42:06 PM  
Wow, I wonder what this guy's fee is. I really should contact him about taking a look at my original Kinkade prints. I don't want anything happening to my retirement!!!
 
2012-04-16 12:46:27 PM  
What a stupidly-designed website... holy crap...
 
2012-04-16 02:13:55 PM  
It's not that hard to recognize a fake. You can tell by looking at the pixels.
 
2012-04-16 03:56:07 PM  
www.exposay.com

Approves.

Obscure?
 
2012-04-16 06:24:05 PM  

treesloth: What a stupidly-designed website... holy crap...


yep.
 
2012-04-16 06:45:59 PM  
I may have a fake Kinkade. How would I tell?
 
2012-04-16 08:04:42 PM  
See now this is why I buy Cy Twombly.
uploads1.wikipaintings.org
What mastermind could possibly reproduce an original masterpiece like this one?
 
2012-04-16 09:19:10 PM  
I can tell a genuine Raphael from Gerard Dow's and Zoffany's.
 
2012-04-17 12:29:46 AM  
Fake a Rothko.
 
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