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ORIGINAL OR FAKE

Russian Avant-Garde at the Museum Ludwig: Original and Fake. Questions, Research, Explanations Accompanying the exhibition, Original and Fake, that opened at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne on Friday 24 September 2020, is a bilingual catalogue (German and English) of the … Continue reading

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Provenance is NOT Authentication

And this is proven by lists submitted by Russian museums for the Royal Academy exhibition in London, REVOLUTION (Feb-April 2017; ). Of 107 works (not including photographic prints or coupons), the ownership of a work between its date of execution … Continue reading

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RAID ON THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE

According to the Press Statement of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundes Kriminal Amt) of Thursday, 13 June 2013, art dealers, galleries, warehouses, auction houses and residences of private collectors across Germany were raided on Wednesday, 12 June, and … Continue reading

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“Real” “Value”

When art becomes little more than a commodity, words lose their meaning, or at least their ability to communicate. This is what has happened with the words “real” and “value”, usually, “real value”. Does the “real value” of a work … Continue reading

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Genesis of a Catalogue Raisonné

Denise Bazetoux I first came across one of Natalia Goncharova’s paintings thirty-five years ago. What struck me was the quality of her painting, and, even more, the power that came out of it.  It was both surprising and uncommon for … Continue reading

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