Posted: Apr 10, 2016 10:02 am
by Mike_L
ElDiablo wrote:Here's a very interesting article about a Netflix video of ‘Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery’ Tells How a Swindler Fooled the World

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/movies/review-beltracchi-the-art-of-forgery-tells-how-a-swindler-fooled-the-world.html?_r=0

I watched it and was fascinated by the level of deception. He played off the greed of the galleries looking for big sales. In it he states it was easier to sell a $10 million dollar painting than a $10 thousand dollar one.

A revealing spoiler about the depth of the art market greed...
[Reveal] Spoiler:
At the end of the video, he's encouraged by an art dealer to continue doing his copies but with his own signature because they will have a lot more value than his original work. Because they have his signature they are not forgeries.


Interesting! :thumbup: