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This new Prague art installation sheds light on fake news

The installation, in the shape of a lamp, represents the swarm of information and misinformation swirling around in the modern world. The lamp detects when fake news is being shared through known Czech disinformation websites, and represents this by limiting its light output. Passers-by will experience a real-world darkness brought about by the spread of fake news online. Source link

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Anderson Cooper Sold His Mom’s Art on Instagram for Years (Even From Baghdad) Under a Fake Name + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 26. NEED-TO-READ America’s North Faces Its Own Monument Reckoning – Monuments in the American South explicitly champion proponents of slavery and the Civil War, but monuments in the North have their own dark ...

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This Prankster Art Collective Is Making an Elaborate Commentary on Authenticity by Hawking 999 Fake Warhols (Plus One Real One)

“I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts,” Andy Warhol once said.  In a gesture that the artist himself would have likely endorsed, the art and design collective MSCHF has purchased an early sketch by Warhol, created 999 exact replicas, and then mixed all the artworks altogether, effectively rendering the original indistinguishable from the facsimiles. Starting today, they’re selling them for ...

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Art Industry News: Italian Police Just Confiscated Nearly 500 Francis Bacon Works They Suspect Are Fake + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 14. NEED-TO-READ A Look at Jasper Johns’s Latest Work – There aren’t many artists alive whose every new work is regarded as a newsworthy event—but Jasper Johns is one of them. Ahead of ...

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Italy Confiscates 500 Fake Francis Bacons—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines AN ART-CRIME DIGEST TO START MONDAY: Italy has arrested five on allegations of attempting to sell fake Francis Bacons, the Guardian reports. Authorities confiscated 500 works they believe are fakes. At the Port of Tilbury in England, vandals have broken windows that are part of an installation honoring the Windrush generation by the mononymous artist Evewright , BBC News reports. The attack “empowers ...

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A German Court Sentenced an Art Dealer to Two Years in Prison for Allegedly Selling Fake Works by Famed Artist Günther Uecker

A Düsseldorf court has sentenced the art dealer Ernst Jockels to two years and four months in prison for attempting to sell forged artworks purportedly by German artists Günther Uecker and A.R. Penck. The dealer maintains the works are authentic and told Artnet News that he plans to appeal the decision.  The city’s district court ruled on Tuesday, August 24, that the 48-year-old dealer ...

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Sotheby’s Files Lawsuit Seeking Damages for Fake Giacometti’s – ARTnews.com

Sotheby’s has discovered that one of their consignors sold several Diego Giacometti works through the auction house using questionable provenance documents. The sales took place in 2016 and 2017. On August 3rd, Sotheby’s filed a lawsuit against Bettina Von Marnitz Thut, her husband Frederic Thut, and Fine Art Miami (FAAM), their Florida based auction house. The suit alleges the Thuts consigned fake Giacometti works.  ...

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Major museum and art gallery shops duped by fake Indigenous carver

Until recently, gift shops in some of B.C.'s most famous museums and art galleries have sold wood carvings by an artist identified as "Harvey John" for hundreds of dollars a piece. According to the standard biography used by these shops, Harvey John is Nuu-Chah-Nulth from Vancouver Island and learned traditional Northwest Coast formline carving from an uncle.But none of that is true. There is no ...

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