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.

Upcoming Events

  • April 20 - May 6, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Daring To Claim The Sky; Photographs by Melodie McDaniel

Space 15 Twenty
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, California

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TABAIMO dolefullhouse, 2007 Single channel video installation with panoramic screen 276 x 84 inches Museum purchase with funds contributed by the Acquisitions Committee with additional funds provided by the Lipman Family Foundation Copyright Tabaimo.  Courtesy James Cohan, New York.
  • April 20 - August 19, 2018
  • San Jose, California

The House Imaginary

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market St.
San Jose, California

https://sjmusart.org/exhibition/house-imaginary

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Collector’s Choice is LCAD’s premier annual fundraising event that directly supports LCAD’s students and its programs, and helps to fund the $2.5 million in student scholarships we award annually.
  • April 20, 2018
  • Laguna Beach, California

28th Annual Collector's Choice

Laguna College of Art and Design

[seven-degrees]
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California

https://www.lcad.edu/news/collectorschoice/

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Courtesy, Winterthur, photo by Ben Founier
  • April 21, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Follies Lecture

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

http://www.winterthur.org/?p=950

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Tiffany Studio, Daffodil Table Lamp c,1900-1920
  • April 21 - July 22, 2018
  • Huntington, New York

The Age of Tiffany: Between Nouveau and Deco

Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York

www.Heckscher.org

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Jan Staller, Pinwheels, 2010
  • April 21 - July 29, 2018
  • Huntington, New York

Heavy Metal: Photographs by Jan Staller

The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York

www.Heckscher.org

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Installation image - Adam Scott "Mojave Terraforms"
  • April 21, 2018
  • New York, New York
installation view - Kristopher Benedict "TREE STREETS" at David Richard Gallery
  • April 21, 2018
  • New York, New York
Installation view - Kristopher Benedict "TREE STREETS" at David Richard Gallery
  • April 21 - May 26, 2018
  • New York, New York

Kristopher Benedict "TREE STREETS"

David Richard Gallery

David Eichholtz
211 East 121st Street
New York, New York

http://www.davidrichardgallery.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=426

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Installation view - Adam Scott "Mojave Terraforms" at David Richard Gallery
  • April 21 - May 26, 2018
  • New York, New York

Adam Scott "Mojave Terraforms"

David Richard Gallery

David Eichholtz
211 East 121st Street
New York, New York

http://www.davidrichardgallery.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=428

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Oil on canvas painting by Belgian artist Philippe Vandenberg (1952-2009), titled (in English): The Simplicity is to be Found (1987) (est.  $10,000-$20,000).
  • April 22, 2018
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Ahlers & Ogletree Spring Auction, April 22nd

Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery

Ahlers & Ogletree
715 Miami Circle / Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.aandoauctions.com

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Featured Event

Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
Ernest Briggs | "Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism"
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
April 19 - June 15, 2018
New York, New York
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Clarke Auction - Sunday April 22

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