Fake art – buyer beware!

AHA holds talk on fake prints and paintings

In her second talk on fakes, Regina Shrimpton will explore fake prints and fake paintings during a talk organised by the Algarve History Association (AHA) on Monday, January 15 in the Clube de Tavira, and the following day at the Municipal Library in Lagoa, both starting at 6pm.

Regina will start with Dürer, possibly the best printmaker during the German Renaissance, and the prolific copying of his works during his lifetime. Then she will stroll through fake modern prints by Picasso, Dalí, Lowry and Matisse. Who is the most faked printmaker from western Modern Art?

As for paintings, Regina will examine examples of the greatest painters and their fakers. One of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” paintings was the world’s most expensive painting in 1987, but experts still do not agree on its authenticity. Was Monet’s work ever faked? And how about the Mona Lisa? How far have art fakes infiltrated the art market? And what can we do to avoid being taken in by fraudsters?

If you are interested in art – either creating it or copying it – this is a talk not to be missed.

There is no charge for the talks.

lynne.algarvehistory @gmail.com | www.algarvehistoryassociation.com

Photo: An art scandal in 1916 centred around the provenance of the painting “Judith Beheading Holofernes” by Caravaggio