26. Always check the signature
Updated: Dec 12, 2020
It's the end of the summer semester, and there's no time to write anything new this week. Instead, I'm sharing this video from the BBC series Fake or Fortune. A dashing international art dealer and a down to earth journalist use "old-fashioned detective work and state-of the art science" (as well as a healthy dose of dramatic editing) to separate the fake from the authentic in this long-running series. This episode considers two works purported to be by Gauguin...and Flowers and Fruit plays a critical role.