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What do you think is the biggest art scandal in the past century?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 12:01 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Bedevilled: multi-million Getty Gauguin is a fake
https://i.imgur.com/9UwXFt8.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2020 04:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
This one is confusing as it doesn't seem the artist is promoting the KKK but making a sharp commentary against them.
Philip Guston Blockbuster Pushed Back to 2024 Amid Concerns Over KKK Imagery
One of the paintings in question. It's titled, Drawing for Conspirators(1930) for Pete's sake.
https://imgur.com/EZxXb52.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 1 Oct, 2020 10:34 am
@tsarstepan,
Further context on the above Guston anti-white supremacy art retrospective.
Philip Guston’s KKK Paintings: Why an Abstract Painter Returned to Figuration to Confront Racism

An Open Letter: On Philip Guston Now by a cultural nonprofit on how to not engage in the current conversation on the existing empowered white supremacy movement by altogether immediately disengaging from the dialogue for a later TBD date.
Brooklyn Rail's open letter to the group organizing the very timely exhibit.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 3 Oct, 2020 05:05 pm
@tsarstepan,
The tax breaks we give the wealthy for contributing over valued art to museums.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 3 Oct, 2020 05:22 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
one of the reasons is that , were you to sell a valuable painting or other work of art on the market an you get a huge profit, You are then owing 28% to the govt as a tax on " profits realized on collectibles".

Fortunately Tsars oil portrait of Mr Trump isnt worth a squat in the bushes.

bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 3 Oct, 2020 07:16 pm
@farmerman,
Its a scandal.
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ander111
 
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Reply Sat 14 Nov, 2020 02:58 am
@tsarstepan,
Pop music.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 15 Nov, 2020 03:23 pm
@ander111,
ander111 wrote:

Pop music.

My! Aren't you edgy. Your username should have been ICutMyselfSoICanFeelThings111.
https://imgur.com/EEg5CEM.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2020 08:49 pm
@tsarstepan,
Seller of Alleged Frans Hals Forgery Must Still Pay Sotheby’s, British Court Rules
https://imgur.com/Vwc7Xqo.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2020 01:43 am
I saw there was a kid who was faking Keith Herring painting . He was using the exact types of boards and using Herrings own types of stencils for certain of his characters .

I hope theres a catalogue raisonne of Herrings stuff, otherwise, like Warhol, therse gonna be a lot of em showing up (full price).
Kinda like all the Tiffany **** w see in antique vases and "Tiffany lamps" The really good fakes dont show up on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. They show up in the Orlando Fla Tiffany Museum.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2020 01:52 am
@farmerman,
OH YEH, Ive heard that the Winterthur Museum is planning to do another of its decennial shows about art and collectible fakes.
I menetioned at the beginning of this thread about how a major collector, Irenee Dupont, has a colonial silver collection that is maybe 70% fake. The only was that these works could be determined to be fake ws by modern Energy Disprive X-ray (these gizmos can count and sort out ATOMS on the surfaces of metls and ceramics)

The earliest silver had high ercentages of assoiate metals, like GOLD and Mercury. Irenee Duponts collection was 93 % really fine silver (Ssomething they really couldnt achive in colonial and pre colonial times)

So these Winterthur shows are entertaining and instructive to us pickers and collectors. I think youd really get a kick out of hos they now can detect fake paintings also. (Most of it has to do with the presence of Titanium dioxide in almost everything we touch)
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hightor
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2020 10:25 am
Not really a "scandal" but the 1990 heist from the Gardner Museum deserves a mention.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2020 08:45 pm
@hightor,
It was the first thing listed on the opening post to the thread.
tsarstepan wrote:

1. The Gardner Museum Heist, the largest and still unsolved art heist in the history of art?
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/arttheft/northamerica/us/isabella/isabella.htm


hightor
 
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Reply Thu 26 Nov, 2020 03:21 am
@tsarstepan,
Damn...my apologies. I wondered if it had been posted but was too lazy to check the first page! Rolling Eyes
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 26 Nov, 2020 10:41 am
Along with colonial and Nazi-looted art, a related chapter of German history is now being uncovered: How the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, aka "East Germany") confiscated cultural assets.

How East Germany seized valuables from its citizens
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2020 08:31 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Very interesting. Thanks, Walter.
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