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Author Spencer, Ronald D
Title The Expert Versus the Object : Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2004
©2004
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Descript 1 online resource (260 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I: Authentication and Connoisseurship -- 1 Authenticating the Attribution of Art: Connoisseurship and the Law in the Judging of Forgeries, Copies, and False Attributions -- 2 Rembrandt and a Brief History of Connoisseurship -- 3 On Forgeries -- 4 Issues of Authenticity in the Auction House -- 5 The Catalogue Raisonné -- 6 The Role of the Catalogue Raisonné in the Art Market -- 7 "The Authentic Will Win Out" -- 8 Attributing Old Master Drawings -- 9 Signature Identification: From Pen Stroke to Brush Stroke -- 10 The International Foundation for Art Research -- 11 Museums and Authenticity Issues -- 12 Examining the Techniques and Materials of Paintings -- 13 Preservation and Authenticity in Contemporary Art -- Part II: Authentication and the Law -- 14 The Art Expert, the Law, and Real Life -- 15 The Risk of Legal Liability for Attributions of Visual Art -- 16 Authentication in Court: Factors Considered and Standards Proposed -- 17 A Legal Decision in New York Gives Experts Protection for Their Opinions on Authenticity -- 18 Establishing Authenticity in French Law -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z
The authenticity of art has always commanded the attention of experts, dealers, collectors, and the art-minded public-especially those who relish the Robin Hoods of art forgery who deceive rich collectors and pompous experts. This book of essays, edited by a lawyer specializing in art law and authenticity, proposes to make the question of authenticity more easily understood. The main points to be argued are (1) that the perception of form in a work of art is not unlike other types of evidence accepted in courts of law; (2) that in determining authenticity, experts must adopt a careful, organized approach; and (3) that all authentication should be based on the consensus of experts at arm's length from an object
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Spencer, Ronald D. The Expert Versus the Object : Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2004 9780195147353
Subject Art -- Forgeries.;Art -- Expertising.;Law and art
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Alt Author Thaw, Eugene Victor
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