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Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

Recent forgery scandals in the art world have captured headlines around the world, raising questions about the authenticity of art, antiquities, and collectibles. The timely exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes reveals some of the most clever and most costly deceptions of our time by pairing diverse examples of fake objects […]

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Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand reflects on the line between illusion and truth in the history of art and beyond. The exhibition features a selection of paintings by forger Mark Landis, alongside works by contemporary artists including Vic Muniz, Richard McMahan, and Conrad Bakker whose various series use history as a lens through which to consider surface […]

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Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World

This groundbreaking exhibition highlights five of the world’s most notorious art forgers, whose collective influence spans much of the 20th century to the present day. Intent to Deceive illuminates their dubious legacies and examines how their talents, charm, and audacity beguiled and exploited art collectors, dealers and institutions, to an often shocking scale. Han van […]

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B is for Buttersworth, F is for Forgery

  Hidden in plain sight among 35 paintings by 19th century maritime artist James Edward Butterworth is a modern forgery. With more than an estimated 30% of the art market comprised of fakes and forgeries, this exhibition raises awareness of this particular crime in the art world, no less serious for its ubiquity. Visitors to […]

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The Dark Arts: Thieves, Forgers and Tomb Raiders

The Dark Arts: Thieves, Forgers and Tomb Raiders presents works of art and accompanying stories of infamous crimes in the arts. Curated by Colette Loll in partnership with the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) and the National Museum of Crime & Punishment, the exhibition highlights well-known art thefts, cases of looting, and […]

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