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Russian Old Master Painting Rescued From Trash

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Recently, this artwork was politically classified to be thrown away until a sharp-eyed collector saved it from the trash. What probably happened, over the last 100 years, was that after a small rip had been repaired poorly, then again, and then another rip… and finally, the damage and the dirty surface made it fit for […]

Tips for Collectors: Protecting Yourself from Counterfeit and Fraudulent Art

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Real versus Fake? Distinguishing a genuine work of art from a counterfeit wannabe stands at the base of every collector’s worry. “Fakes” are not always an effort to deceive.  However, most “fakes” are fraudulent. Here are a few different scenarios to consider: An artist’s estate can ethically add an artist’s signature to a piece post mortem in an […]