Who doesn’t have an interest in art fakes?
This article underscores the current climate around Amadeo Modigliani‘s work with a quote from respected Parisian dealer, Marc Spiegler “The drama here is that I could find a Modigliani in an attic tomorrow, with a letter from Modigliani attached to it, and people would still hesitate”.
Starting this fall a select committee of conservators and prominent curators will examine 30 works of art ascribed to Modigliani residing in French museums. This testing may perhaps occupy up to two years.
Meanwhile November 2017 will witness the opening at the Tate Modern in London the largest show of Modigliani’s work ever held in England. Another Modigliani exhibition titled Modigliani Unmasked devoted to his early work will run at the Jewish Museum in New York through fall and winter 2017.
This article further chronicles varied challenges in verifying works attributed to the artist now and previously.
This blog is intending to expose readers to the level of caution required in collecting top tier in art, also to cue readers to the issue of market massage. Well-choreographed exhibitions usually incite more interest in an artist’s work, resulting in higher prices.
Prices higher than $170,000,000 ? Nu Couche (1917-1918) sold at auction for $170 million US in New York in 2015.
Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com