the man his art On the experts Fakes & Forgeries On the market
from Born to Venice Drawings Past experts Myth and reality on his fakes The market
Arrival to Paris Sculpture Catalogues done in the past Famous forgers trust in the market?
Becoming an artist Painting Actual /Living experts known and undoubted fakes Auctions & Modigliani
on the path All the attributed works Catalogues of actual experts how to detect a fake Galleries & Museums
The artist Exhibitions during his lifetime How should an expertise must be done what to do with forgeries and forgers Famous collectors fromt the past to actual times
The myth Exhibitions until today News on the experts Art Historians, a trustable source? News on the market
Selected bibliography on him News on his art References  and Bibliography on the experts references on fakes & forgeries references & links on the market

To understand my list please read this first:



"The duck test" As Richard Cunningham said once:

“Suppose you see a bird walking around in a farm yard. This bird has no label that says ‘duck’. But the bird certainly looks like a duck.
Also, he goes to the pond and you notice that he swims like a duck. Then he opens his beak and quacks like a duck. Well, by this time you have probably reached the conclusion that the bird is a duck, whether he’s wearing a label or not.”

To these we add:

You conduct a mtDNA test to the bird, you get to know his parents, even the bird´s great-grandparents using the unfakable cells inside the bird and everything tells it’s a duck (PIGMENTS) , to this add an x-ray plaque and infrared images to see every hidden detail in the bird skeleton plus a test on the feathers to see they are not from an eagle or any other bird (SUPPORT & METHOD).


After comparision and deductive work with other ducks and birds results, if everything is totally correct  then can it be finally called “duck”  or we still require the farmer opinion (THE EXPERT)?


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So, the only way I can add a work to this list is:

-Show me a photo of modigliani next to the work while living
- Show me the Xray and let me compare.
- Show me pigments analysis and let me compare.
- Show me the support, let me analyze it and compare.

 

I do not give a dime for provenance, publications, exhibits, sales, certificates, past or actual experts say or have said.

Words and experts come and go.
Exhibits and publications can be manipulated (past or present).
Catalogue raisonné depends on money ( you are then you figure or you pay then your are in)
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ONLY SCIENCE IS AN UNCONTESTABLE PROOF.

IF A WORK PRESENTS THE CORRECT PIGMENTS, XRAY, INFRARED, SUPPORT, METHOD FOR PAINTING AND IT COMES WITH AN ACCEPTABLE FORMAL VIEW, THEN YOU CAN CALL IT A MODIGLIANI:

EVEN IF WILDENSTEIN'S EMPLOYEES, THE PRISONER PARISOT OR DEAD EXPERTS SAY NO...

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