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: 19 Feb 2020

Date Written: May 26, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Amineddoleh, Leila, Are You Faux Real? An Examination of Art Forgery and the Legal Tools Protecting Art Collectors (May 26, 2015). Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2016)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2784963

Leila Amineddoleh (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States

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