Fakes, fakes everywhere? (ctd.)

November 21 2013

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Picture: Kemper Museum

The Knoedler fakes scandal rumbles on (put 'Knoedler' into the search box for more history). Now, The Art Newspaper has published a list of the paintings Glafira Rosales (the 'dealer' who sold works to Knoedler) has admitted are fake. One of the works (above) was bought by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas, and (I see this afternoon) is still on their website as a genuine work. The museum says:

The dynamic gesture, with which he painted the black and white passages as equally important, spoke to the energy of action painting.

This may have been the thought of the actual artist of the painting, Pei-Shen Qian, but I doubt it. 

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