Connoisseurship: is it time for a comeback?
When prices and cultural value are so easily confused, there is a case for the return of critical evaluation—in updated form
The case is made for connoisseurs and their role in art history
The practice of connoisseurship, which, the author Frédéric Elsig argues, is a skill that can be learned, is examined in relation to 15th-and 16th-century painting
Post-1935 decorative arts, mass produced at exclusive prices
A survey of the decorative arts market
Another new Leonardo is a reason to be cheerful
The Virgin and Laughing Child was recently re-attributed as the artist's “only surviving sculpture”
Authenticity and connoisseurship: How do we know it's real?
With a Calder, the judge overruled the expert; with a Schiele, the judge decided deceit was the clincher, and with a Braque, the judge upheld Christie’s right to fear liability
ArchiveVincent Van Gogh
We revealed that as many as forty-five well-known Van Goghs might be fakes. Now John Leighton, director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, responds
"There is room for uncertainty around the edges"
“I still believe in the hand of the artist”: Interview with collector Eugene Thaw
The connoisseur, dealer, collector and patron of the Morgan Library discusses the importance of emotional impact, and how the art market has transformed since the start of his career
Painting captured in police sting is by Raphael, says leading expert
The owner's careless sales technique led the carabinieri right to his doorstep