Faking Photos at the National Archives

            On January 18, 2020 The National Archives and Records Center issued a press release apologizing for displaying a photo of protesters at the 2017 Women’s March that obscured references critical to President Trump. The apology explained the image wasn’t...

What is a Fake, a Forgery, or a Fraud?

Fakes, forgeries, and frauds are the curse of museums and the plague of art collectors.  Fakes destroy reputations, bankrupt galleries, and menace panels of experts who authenticate artworks. The value of a painting can soar to hundreds of millions of dollars or crash...

The Matisse makes it home, but where are the rest?

The International New York Times reported that a painting entitled “Femme Assise,” or “Seated Woman/Woman Sitting in an Armchair” was returned to its rightful owner. Seventy years after its disappearance, and after a lengthy legal battle, the painting was finally...