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Fakes and Forgeries: the Art
of Deception

Lecturer: Malcolm Kenwood

The question of fake decorative art has been in vogue for hundreds of years, however increasingly sophisticated methods are being used by criminals to generate vast profits.

This lecture reveals actual case studies, demonstrating the lengths forgers will go to in passing off works as legitimate.  Skilled forgers capable of imitating well-known artists have provided the ability to dupe many at the highest level within the art market.

Experts have estimated that a high percentage of all works within the art market are fake.  These scams ultimately inflict considerable damage to collectors and the trade.