Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World. Talk by David Bellingham SOLD OUT
Talk | The Wallace Collection
Thursday 12 February 2015 - 14:30 until 15:30
Fakes and forgeries have caused major problems for the art world since antiquity. This lecture by Dr David Bellingham, art historian, author and programme director at Sotheby's Institute of Art, will first discuss how we define a ‘fake’ and a ‘forgery’, and proceed to examine some famous cases from the history of art. It will also trace recent shifts in the art historical reception of the replication of art from different periods, as well as the fashion for the deliberate replication of visual intellectual property by artists in the postmodern world.
This is the second of 5 lectures this season investigating different aspects of art, - historical collections, research, fakes and forgeries, curating an exhibition and conservation.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.