Exposing Art Forgery – Science Express

From ‘paintergate’ to the Mona Lisa, there is a long history of art works created and falsely attributed to another artist to gain a higher sale price. What scientific advances are helping to identify fakes, and what does a gallery do if they find a fake in their collection?

Dr Christine Prior (GNS Science) and Denis Dutton (University of Canterbury) discuss the issues.

Recorded in March 2008 as part of Te Papa’s Science Express programme.

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Image: Roses, 1920s, Christchurch, by Margaret Stoddart. Gift of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1936. Te Papa (1936-0012-255)

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