Forgeries

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Forgeries

Fake Marsden Hartley found in medical giant’s collection points to a larger scandal

Abbott Laboratories suspects fakes found their way into its collection during conservation process

Comment
African American art

Missing in action: African-American art in European public collections

The market for work by African American artists is on the rise but museums are falling behind

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African American art

African-American fakes on the rise

Problem is exacerbated as estates and foundations are increasingly unwilling to authenticate due to the threat of litigation

Feature
Lost art

Lost art: the possibly forged but tantalising Sinaia lead plates

Noah Charney on the potential problems and fascinating details behind these little-known and under-studied objects

Comment
Art market

Art authentication is not an exact science

The process of art attribution has come under attack, with forgery scandals rampant

Interview
Art market

Notorious forger Wolfgang Beltracchi on ethics, the art market and how to make a great fake

Now painting under his own name, Beltracchi's works are part of a selling exhibition currently touring Europe

News
Art market

Old Master saga: expert hired by vendor to prove Saint Jerome's authenticity says it is a fake

Maurizio Seracini concurs that the painting sold by Sotheby’s in 2012 is a modern forgery

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Art law

Top experts dispute Italian police claims about seized ‘antiquities’

“I cannot imagine where a terracotta life-size horse head could come from in antiquity,” a specialist says

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Forgeries

Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works

Scholar Vivian Barnett and dealer James Butterwick among the signatories

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Forgeries

Malevich painting in Düsseldorf state collection exposed as forgery

Expert studies reveal Black Rectangle, Red Square was produced after 1950

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Art market

Collectors tackle rise in fake Modern Middle Eastern art

Dalloul Art Foundation investigates authenticity of some Middle Eastern works before museum opening