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Latest news....

CHRISTIAN PARISOT ARRESTED FOR FORGERY & FAKE CERTIFICATES

IN IL TIRRENO.... LINK
IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA ... LINK
IN H24 NOTIZIE... LINK
(THIS ONE IS REALLY FUN)
IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA ... LINK
IN LA NAZIONE... LINK
IN ART ECONOMY24 .... LINK
IN LIBERO QUOTIDIANO.... LINK

 

  • His methods for working are unknown for me. In his old web page they used to have a place to send them images, but actually I guess you should call them to the Institute in Rome?

    The institute seems to live from publications, exhibits and merchandising of the brand MODIGLIANI that they say to have inherited from Jeanne along with the Moral rights (REMEMBER THERE IS NO MORAL RIGHTFOR MODIGLIANI, EXPIRED IN 1990).

    Of course this is not unmoral or illegal, it may be not nice, but in the art world is not rare...

    THE ARCHIVES LEGALES HAS INFORMED THAT THE VOLUME OR THE VALUE OF THE MERCHANDISING BUSINESS OF THE "MODIGLIANI BRAND" IS UP TO 28,OOO,OOO € (MORE OR LES 34,000,000 US) AND ON ALL THAT MONEY, THE DROIT MORALE HE CLAIMS TO OWN NAMES HIM AS THE ONLY SOURCE.

    To make a resume, you can buy a Modigliani to decorate your walls, a sculpture to decorate your home, a complete dinner service with Modigliani, then go to do a travel in the Modigliani Cruise while you smoke a modigliani cigar in your way to visit the natal house of Modigliani decorated with all above while you and your partner smells like a Modigliani (he was a good painter but can you imagine how did he smell, there were no bathrooms in the bateau-lavoir...)


    click here to see some of his commercial details....


ONE OF HIS EXPERTISES.

The type of "half" truths he usually presents:


Newspaper La Nacion.com / Argentina
24th February 2012
LINK

Modigliani amazes Rio

The tragic life of the prolific artist that renowned portrait is recreated in Brazil with 230 paintings, sculptures and drawings never seen in Latin America.

If you see the exhibit, SOME QUESTIONS?:

  1. 54 paintings, some of them under strong doubts
  2. 5 Original sculptures
    What?????, Modigliani never did a bronze sculpture, so they can not be originals, only castings made after. not illegal, but moral? authorization of the artist?NOOOO.
  3. 55 drawings.
  4. 2 books ???
  5. 1 lithography
    (BY MODIGLIANI?????? he never did one)
  6. Modigliani Diaries and manuscripts 
    (Letters or postcards??????)
  7. Works by important artists of his time, a total of 230 pieces.


    AHHH OK, so he didn't bring together 230 works by Modigliani??

    So who give the information to the newspapers???

EXACT TEXT PROVIDED WITH THE PHOTO:

The exhibition brings together five of the most famous 
sculptures of the artist, as this piece of bronze, that belongs to the Modigliani Institute in Rome.


Some examples:


PLEASE NOTE:

I DO NOT SAY THAT ANY OF THESE ARTWORKS ARE FAKES OR ORIGINALS, I JUST SHOW THEM AS AN EXAMPLE OF HIS INVESTIGATIONS, WORKS, AND DISCOVERIES.

I AM NOT AUTHORIZED TO DO THIS KIND OF APPRECIATION.

 


Pushkin Museum accused of displaying a fake


Pushkin Museum accused of displaying a fake
Growing concerns over authenticity of the Marevna portrait... The Art Newspaper, 11.10.2011
Extract:
The allegations come from a Russian collector that considered buying the picture in 2006 for $3m, but first made scientific testing at the Swiss Institute for Art Research. “the evaluation from the swiss institute indicated that some of the pigments used in this painting were synthetic, produced after 1940” (modi died in 1920...) Says he is “revolted” to see the work hanging in the Pushkin as a genuine Modigliani. Christian Parisot, the president of the Modigliani Institute in Rome, denies all of the allegations...

Curious to see that Vladimir Goriainov, "Conservatore Museo Pushkin" is in his actual "Comitato Scientifico"???
see link to his "comitato">>

This nude has a long newspaper run:

Modigliani's work exhibited in Brazil raises suspicion of authenticity....
terra - 14.07.2012
Modigliani's work exhibited in Brazil raises suspicion of authenticity.
la información -14.07.2012
From the other Side: Works from the show are authentic, says president of the Modigliani Institut.
jornal floripa - 14.07.2012
Modigliani Exhibition at MASP work is suspect and curator is under investigation.
jornal floripa - 14.07.2012
Organizers of the exhibition of Modigliani are linked to licensing company.
jornal floripa - 14.07.2012
Modigliani's work exhibited in Brazil raises suspicion of authenticity
agencia efe- 14.07.2012

Pushkin Museum accused of displaying a fake

NOVEMBER 2011

EXTRACT:

The allegations come from a Russian collector that considered buying the picture in 2006 for $3m, but first made scientific testing at the Swiss Institute for Art Research.

“the evaluation from the swiss institute indicated that some of the pigments used in this painting were synthetic, produced after 1940” (modi died in 1920...)
Says he is “revolted” to see the work hanging in the Pushkin as a genuine Modigliani.
Christian Parisot, the president of the Modigliani Institute in Rome, denies all of the allegations...

Curious to see that Vladimir Goriainov, "Conservatore Museo Pushkin" is in his actual "Comitato Scientifico"???
Pushkin Museum accused of displaying a fake Growing concerns over authenticity of the Marevna portrait...
The Art Newspaper, 11.10.2011

MAREVNA OUT OF THE EXHIBITS IN BRAZIL BECAUSE OF THE DOUBTS

JULY 2012

EXTRACT:

"Portrait of Marevna" another of the paintings of Modigliani contained in the catalog proposed to be exhibited in Brazil, was rejected by the Brazilian authorities on suspicion of forgery following a complaint from Russian Pushkin Museum in 2011.

Parisot, condemned by the French court in 2008 by displaying fake and original works, denied the allegations and claimed that it is an intention to "destroy" his reputation by the Wildenstein Institute, which he is to be appropriated from the collection that was assigned to their work by the artist's family.

Modigliani's work exhibited in Brazil raises suspicion of authenticity
Agencia EFE- 14.07.2012

Marevna portrait by Modigliani, is exhibited for the first time in Mexico

JULY 2012

EXTRACT:

The painting Portrait of Marevna, Amadeo Modigliani, will be exhibited for the first time in Mexico in the exhibition The woman's face from the XIV to XXI, which offers an overview of changes in the image of women in history of art.

The work is a portrait painter that made Marie-Stebelska Vorobieff, known as Marevna, a Russian artist who had a relationship with Diego Rivera and belongs to a Mexican collector who loaned it for display. Opens on July 5 at the National Museum of San Carlos and the next day may be accessed by the public.

Marevna portrait by Modigliani, is exhibited for the first time in Mexico
La Cronica- 5.07.2012

 

On this painting and how it ended in many of the exhibits done by Parisot

TABLEAU FINE ART GROUP, INC. Against CHRISTIAN PARISOT and others for non paying the commission for the sale of: "Portrait of Simone Thiroux"
Extract of the court declaration:

----Because they paid for the expenses related to the exhibition which were Apr. US$200,000.
The Exhibition was worked with The Modigliani Institute of Rome, Italy in which Parisot is the President.----


 

A little later...

presentation of a painting in milano becomes a case.
La Repubblica Newspaper - September 2009
Extract:

Arrives to Milan a young woman with white blouse, presented to the public for the first time on this occasion, and exposure immediately tinged with doubts of forgery.
First, the identity of the girl portrayed: it would Thiroux Simone, secret lover of the painter in 1916, from where Modigliani had a son, Gerald, that he would never recognize...


 

And a little later...

Modigliani´s Ex Lover looking for fortune in Milan
La Repubblica Newspaper - 29.09.2009
Extract :

a new "case Modigliani"? Hard to tell, but every time with Modi, an artist already forged in life, doubts and mysteries abound.
arrived in Milan a ·young woman with white blouse", presented to the public for the first time on this occasion, and 'exposure immediately tinged
with doubts.


 

An Incredible discovery, a Modigliani in a Serbian Collection...

Experts report discovery of new painting by Modigliani
The Associated Press, 09.25.2007.

Unknown Modigliani painting surfaces in Serbia
reuters, 09.25.2007.
 

But a little later:

Modigliani Painting in War Crimes Case.
New York Times, january .2011.
Serbia police find Modigliani photo in search
Associated Press, february 2011.
Is an Accused Serbian War Criminal Shopping Around a Modigliani? . Artinfo, march 2011.
A painting by Modigliani linked to the capture of Hadzic. Diario El Mundo, july 2011.
Serbia: Hadzic wanted to sell Modigliani work for cash. blitz quotidiano, july 2011.
 

In summary:

Goran Hadzic’s Modern Art Mystery
Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty- 07.21.2011
Extract :

Officials traced an unexpected link between Hadzic and the more savory world of fine art.
The mystery behind the Modigliani work -- and how it came to feature in the arrest of one of the world’s most wanted men -- is now the primary focus of a team of Serbian investigators and a number of international art experts....

According to a Reuters report from September 2007, “Portrait of a Man” had been unknown to the art world before it surfaced in the Balkan country.
The report said the painting was owned by an unnamed Serbian collector and quotes Christian Parisot, the president of the Modigliani Institute, as saying that after a 17-year verification process, the painting had been deemed authentic...



 
 

On this nude and the exhibition in he made in Bonn from the newspapers:

Showing Modigliani is risky, says art expert.
Deutsche Welle - 27.06.2009
Modigliani fakes, like slack dough.
Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper -25.06.2009
Modigliani exhibition in Bonn, possible forgeries.
Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper - 26.06.2009
Modigliani fakes, on high heels.
Süddeutschen Zeitung newspaper - 26.06.2009
MODIGLIANI PICTURES, scandal involving millions of counterfeit
express.de - 26.06.2009
Bonn: Modigliani fakes? obvious fake works are exhibited.
The Art Magazine - 25.06.2009 
 

Where did it come from:

The Art Of Deception, by Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark
The Mail on Sunday Review, February 1, 1998
Liberation for Nude masterwork.
The New York post-09.11.1999
Dealers battle over Modigliani - or is it?
Art & Auction, January 2000
But from where did it come from: Quatrochi Fine Art Agents, Ltd.

On this painting:
“What Parisot’s doing isn’t art history,” Restellini says. “It destroys and deforms everything Modigliani did. Someone once approached me saying they had the archives of Joseph Lanthemann. They offered the documents to me if I would authenticate a Modigliani that they owned. Parisot had already published it as authentic, but I had it tested and it’s clearly fake.” The painting, Nu couché, Restellini explains, shows traces of titanium, a paint additive foreign to Modigliani’s works. Asked to explain that discrepancy, Parisot labels the presence of titanium inconclusive, speculating that it could be in the painting’s varnish. “We tested multiple layers and found traces everywhere,” Restellini replies. “That painting is riddled with titanium. It’s not the varnish.
Marc Restellini dixit LINK >>
 

The discovery of "modigliani" doing a self "pastiche" left me breathless.

 
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