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Fakes & Forgeries

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Thursdays July 13 - August 3 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
181A
Edie Tashma
"The art of fraud has long duped yet fascinated the public whether it is simply a case of visual sleight of hand or the most technologically sophisticated forgery.[I]t cuts to the heart of the rationale for the importance of art and the justification for museums."* Let's explore together the collapse of the 150-year old Knoedler Gallery for selling fake Rothkos and Pollacks. Let's examine how the experts were fooled by modern forgers of Vermeer and Rembrandt. Remember the fake Etruscan statue of Diana the St. Louis Art Museum bought? The Met bought four! [L, D] *Peter C. Hutton, Director, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT (This course is a repeat.)

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