Copy of Oleanders, after Vincent Van Gogh, John Myatt, 2012, mixed media on canvas.

Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of luxury and everyday objects further illustrates that rarity, supply, and desirability can make anything fair game for a clever forger or fraudster intent on turning a handsome profit.

Winterthur’s conservators, scientists, and technicians are leaders in the field of scientific analysis of fine art and antiques, and its curatorial team is renowned for their connoisseurship skills. Scientific analysis and stylistic clues will be presented alongside artwork and objects, exposing the broad range of motives and techniques used to test and fool collectors and experts. These tricks of the trade will also reveal fascinating stories about the forgers themselves.

Together with fraud expert Colette Loll of Art Fraud Insights LLC, Winterthur’s Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles Linda Eaton will introduce some of the most famous forgery scandals of the twentieth century.

Treasures on Trial will examine intriguing questions such as: What gets faked and why? How do you spot a fake? How does scientific methodology assist in this? Visitors will be invited to investigate several unresolved examples and share their opinion about the authenticity of the object based on the available evidence.

*Image at top: Copy of Oleanders, after Vincent Van Gogh, John Myatt,  2012, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of Washington Green Fine Art

Presented by DuPont.  Funded in part by Freeman's.

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  • April 29, 2017
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Brushes with History: Jackson Pollock Abstract Art

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/?p=866

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Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754.  Plate XII.
  • April 30, 2017
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Concept of Collecting Lecture Series: "Thomas Chippendale: The Man and the Myth"

Winterthur

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/lectures

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  • May 1, 2017
  • New York, New York

2016-2017 Lecture Series: Tribal Art

Appraisers Association of America

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, New York

http://appraisersassociation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=568

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  • May 1-31, 2017
  • Laguna Beach, California

LCAD Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Laguna College of Art and Design

The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at LCAD
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, California

https://www.lcad.edu/annual-juried-student-exhibition-2017/

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Sarah Pezdek, Papyrophobia, archival pigment print, Ultra mat, 16 x 20 inch paper size
  • May 2 - June 3, 2017
  • Palm Springs, California
  • May 2, 2017
  • New York, New York

CinéSalon French Politics on Film: The Candidate

FIAF French Institute Alliance Francaise

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, New York

http://fiaf.org/events/spring2017/2017-05-02-cs-candidate.shtml

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Water Color by Paul Binnie
  • May 2-10, 2017
  • New York, New York
America Martin, Yo-yo's and Walking, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 74 x 87 inches
  • May 3-7, 2017
  • New York, New York
Justin Tecson Mourning Light, Oil on Canvas, "40x40"
  • May 4-26, 2017
  • Laguna Beach, California

2017 LCAD BFA Fine Arts Exhibition

Laguna College of Art and Design

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, California

https://www.lcad.edu/2017-bfa-fine-arts-exhibition/

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Barbara Chase-Riboud (b.1939), “Matisse's Back in Twins,” 1967/1994, polished bronze and silk on painted steel base, 75 1/4" x 39" x 18" / 191.1 x 99.1 x 45.7 cm
  • May 5-7, 2017
  • New York, New York

Barbara Chase-Riboud: The 1960s and 1970s @ Frieze New York

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Frieze New York
20 Randall's Island Park
New York, New York

http://www.michaelrosenfeldart.com/

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  • May 6, 2017
  • Greensburg, Pennsylvania

The Westmoreland Society Cocktail Reception

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Westmoreland Museum of American Art
221 N. Main Street
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

http://thewestmoreland.org/event/the-westmoreland-society-cocktail-reception/

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  • May 6-7, 2017
  • St. Louis, Missouri

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