If you've been around the art world for a while, chances are that you've heard the term "provenance". If so, you've probably gotten the sense that it is important, but you may not know what it is or why it matters. Provenance is an artwork's history of ownership, and it help you determine if a work is genuine and honest.
The Monuments Men Foundation for Art the Preservation of Art's facebook page, which by the way is one of the best resources out there for information about cultural heritage advocacy, recently linked to this article from The Daily Beast about art forgery on eBay. My first reaction was that anyone who thinks they're going to buy a Picasso on eBay… Continue reading Art Crimes Awareness: Ebay and the Modern Forger
My article on art forgery in the twentieth century has just been published on HeadStuff.org. Check it out! A Brief History of Art Forgery in Four Crazy Case Studies - HeadStuff.
My reaction to B.A. Shapiro's The Art Forger, a novel about a fictional young art forger and the real-life Isabella Stewart Gardner heist of 1990.
I spent all day today at an antique book, manuscript, and autograph show. I didn't buy anything for myself, though I helped my boss scout items to acquire, but I did manage to come back with some good content for tonight's post. My boss told me during the car ride to the show about a… Continue reading Someone messed with Galileo, and I’m angry.