New Technology may Fight Forgeries in the Art Market

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Art value is reliant on originality. This is tracked and recorded through copyright and provenance. The system is not always perfect. Forgeries and plagiarism can slip through the cracks. However, new advancements in technology may be the key in solving these issues. Blockchain, the program that made Bitcoin possible, is finding new uses in encryption. This software could provide the creative … Read More

An End to Art Forgery?

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It’s doubtful they will put an end to forgery altogether, but these technological advances have the potential to make a serious dent, especially when taken together. Some of these techniques are a bit controversial, but one thing is for sure: the art world needs them.   These Four Technologies May Finally Put an End to Art Forgery Artsy Editorial By … Read More

Authenticity and The Only Opinion That Matters

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The never-ending flow of fakes into the art world is unfortunate, but a fact of life in the industry.  However, the mere presence of fakes is not the only issue at play; the market becomes yet more dangerous when one considers the number of art professionals taking advantage of buyers by calling themselves authentication. These unqualified “experts” often charge thousands of dollars … Read More

Legislative Changes: Expert Art Opinions and Authenticity of Art

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It is vital to understand how the law affects buyers and sellers of art. Over the past several years various authorities or artist experts have ceased authenticating works of art as a means of protecting themselves from lawsuits.  Recently, there have been movements to change the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law. This law outlines several things, including protections … Read More

How to Tell a Reproduction from an Original Painting: Art Authentication

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Art authentication is important for any collector. Just like with antique furniture, reproduction paintings are USUALLY more commonplace than the highly coveted original pieces they’re based off of. Different from an original print, in which the artist creates a master image and prints the copy himself, a reproduction is a work that is created using the same medium as the … Read More