The museum’s interim director and board chair both left their posts in one week.
Orlando Museum of Art Is “Re-Evaluating All Exhibitions” Amid FBI Raid Fallout
A task force is attempting damage control as the museum continues to face dire consequences for displaying a group of fake Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings.
Shocking Study of 2,000 Objects in SF’s Mexican Museum Finds 1,917 Are Fake [UPDATED]
The chair of the museum’s board of directors fears that as much as half of its 16,500-object collection could turn out to be inauthentic.
Peter Doig Wins Bizarre Court Battle, Proving He Didn’t Make a Painting
One of the most bizarre art authentication cases in recent memory came to a close yesterday with a federal judge’s ruling that Peter Doig did not paint a desert scene signed “Pete Doige 76.”
Easy Come, Easy Go: New Bosch Identified, Old Bosches Discredited
Experts at the Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP) have confirmed that a drawing previously attributed to one of Hieronymus Bosch’s workshop assistants was actually rendered by the Flemish master himself.
NY State Senate Passes Bill Protecting Art Authenticators from Bogus Lawsuits
Art authenticators can finally breathe a sigh of relief: on Monday, the New York State Senate passed much-anticipated legislation that protects them against frivolous libel lawsuits.
One of Ancient Egypt’s Most Celebrated Paintings May Be a 19th-Century Fake
According to an Italian Egyptologist, one of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo’s most prized ancient paintings could be a 19th-century archeological forgery.
French Museums Spar Over Goya Paintings
A small museum in southwestern France has just gained a Goya thanks to a new authentication that’s left a different French museum with a mere copy.
Basquiat Estate Files Suit Against Christie’s
The estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat has filed a complaint in the US District Court in Manhattan over a Christie’s online auction comprising contested and unauthenticated works, the New York Times reported.
Experts Argue Head Might Not Match Courbet’s “Origin” Body #NSFW
Last week, Hyperallergic reported on the alleged discovery of the upper half of Gustave Courbet’s x-rated “The Origin of the World” in Paris. Experts are now casting doubt on the argument that the portrait fragment belongs to “Origin,” or even that it was actually painted by Courbet. With help from an American Courbet expert, we delved a little deeper into the story behind the face of “The Origin of the World.”