Are You Faux Real? An Examination of Art Forgery and the Legal Tools Protecting Art Collectors
Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2016).
53 Pages Posted: 29 May 2016 Last revised: 26 Apr 2018
Date Written: May 26, 2015
The authorship of artwork greatly affects its value. For this reason, authentication in art is a complex and sometimes contentious process. This paper examines the history of art authentication, due diligence to ensure that purchasers are not buying forgeries, complex cases without clear-cut answers, and legal tools available to buyers after a forgery has been purchased.
Keywords: art law, fraud, art crime, authentication, due diligence, forgery, art, fine arts, connoisseurship, provenance, contracts, provenance, forgers, art market, Knoedler Gallery, authentication
JEL Classification: L82, K4
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