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The Expert Versus the Object: : Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts

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The authenticity of art has always commanded the attention of experts, dealers, collectors and the art-minded public - especially those who relish the Robin Hoods of art forgery who deceive rich collectors and pompous experts. This book os essays, edited by a lawyer specializing in art law and authenticity, proposes to make the question of authenticity more easily understood. The mainpoints to be argues are (1) that the pereption of form in a work of art is not like other types of evidence accepted in courts of law; (2) that in determining authenticity, experts must adopt a careful, organized approach; (3) that all authentication should be based on the consensus of experts at arm's length from an object.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195147359
  • 9780195147353
  • 769,368

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instructive book. * Art News (US) * This book is a valuable guide to the pittfalls and traps in the authentication of works of art. * Art Newspaper *show more

About Ronald D. Spencer

Ronald D. Spencer is counsel to the New York City law firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP where he specializes in art law and foundation law. He is expert in the legal aspects of art authentication issues, advises several committees and boards of art authentication experts, and has helped defend legal claims involving decisions on authenticity.show more

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This book is a valuable guide to the pittfalls and traps in the authentication of works of art. Art Newspapershow more

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