Of Snow & Art forgery: read & watch


I hope you were all staying warm this snowy Thursday, and then if you are out shoveling snow you go easy listen to your body and don’t over exert yourself.

 That said, whether you need something to do as your recover in between rounds of shoveling or if you’re not going out at all and are just staying in and reading and watching some telly, consider watching an episode of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (season 1, episode 2 -ART) about art forgery, the art market, & art verification, top name sales to small museums at prices to good to be true… all subjects we’ve discussed in the past few semesters. 

So if you want a guilty pleasure that combines your knowledge of forgers Beltracchi, Ken Perenyi and Mark Landis with various forms of art authentication using paint analysis from my Wednesday night art classes, and news stories about Helly Nahmad galleries (art market collision law suits & legal disputes over ownership of art collections stolen from Holocaust victims) and Steve Martin’s bargain basement Campendonk art forgery, this is your episode. You can also catch it in Hulu & Netflix.

For more on this topic, check out my post Snowy Guilty Pleasures at ProfValFranco.Wordpress.comBeltracchi was the major inspiration for this episode so of course, it’s always interesting to to go back to the source & watch the Beltracchi documentary if forgeries fascinate you. 

In addition, there are some great books you can take out from the library, including Caveat Emptor by Ken Perenyi, a guest speaker at my Wednesday Art class a year or so ago.

Hopefully no one loses power or has an snow related problems.

Remember : This Friday’s January 5th free screening of one of the best musicals of the 20th Century, THE BAND WAGON has been rescheduled due to safety concerns regarding the extreme weather & frigid temperatures.

The film will screen Sunday, January 14, at 1 PM in the Event Room st the Library. We hope to see you there.

 Have a wonderful snow day.

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