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.
Proudly supported by GNS Science and the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington Branch.
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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