Woo-hoo! You just discovered a Vermeer in your aunt’s basement. But who will verify if it is real? In part four of this series, we find a surprising answer: maybe no one.
How widespread is art forgery? Experts say it’s wildly rampant. In part three in this series, we ask: Is it time to reconsider the economy of images?
I’m doing a series on Medium about art authenticity, which is hopefully more interesting than that sounds:
Part 1: This Is Not a Vermeer ™
Part 2: Uber for Art Forgeries
Discussed: art forgery, Chinese labor, art authentication, Nazis aesthetes, and something called the Replicant Culture Matrix.
I put my Tumblr news on Tumblr, my Twitter news on Twitter, and my Facebook news on Facebook. I still haven’t figured out where to put my News news though.