Osvaldo PATANI

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OSVALDO PATANI (+2013)

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    • - The Milanese scholar Osvaldo Patani has produced three volumes: paintings (1991), drawings (1992) and one on the Paul Alexandre period (1994).
    • - In 1999, announced that he was not continuing with the fourth volume of his work.
    • "I am disappointed, demoralized and also annoyed"
    • "I am an honest man and nowadays I have to reckon with too many vested interests and too many fakes in circulation."
    • - He reveals that the Wildenstein Institute sent him a lawyer's letter warning him against publishing an article (at the time unwritten) in which he was apparently going to disagree with some of Mr. Restellini's attributions.
    • - Anyway, he has been involved (and involving the others) as the rest of them in accusations and doubts.
    • - From the article: Fake Modigliani's Poison Art Market / The Art Newspaper, 2002.
    • -----Further criticism comes from Dr. Patani who claims Mr. Restellini, "has authenticated drawings which I do not accept as genuine. Of course, every scholar has a right to his own opinion." ----
    • - Patani includes 349 works in painting in his catalogue from 1991. (+ 1 Oil in drawings)
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      He was just a follower on the shadow of Ceroni with 23 new paintings.
      Listed 349 paintings (he didn´t include 10 works in Ceroni)

      Today is totally discarded, and his work is very hard to find.

      1.- . Amedeo Modigliani, Catalogo Generale
      edited by Leonardo, Milano,1991-1994. 3 volumes.

      Thanks to NW a reader for the help, I have just had the opportunity to see it briefly once and where I live
      there is not a single one in all the country.

    • Some useful information on him from the press:
    • THE SECRET DIARY OF MODIGLIANI
      LA REPUBBLICA, 02.02.1991
      MODI, A NEW CONTROVERSY
      LA REPUBBLICA, 03.02.1991
      MODIGLIANI, THE TRUE AND THE FALSE
      LA REPUBBLICA, 30.11.1991
      MODIGLIANI, LOST HEADS
      LA REPUBBLICA, 21.09.1991
      MODIGLIANI, LETTER
      LA REPUBBLICA, 28.09.1991
      MODIGLIANI REPORT THOSE DRAWINGS!
      LA REPUBBLICA, 31.08.1991
      MODIGLIANI YOUNG DRAWINGS IN DOUBTS.
      LA REPUBBLICA, 05.09.1991
      WHY I DO NOT PARTICIPATE. LETTER BY JEANNE MODIGLIANI
      LA REPUBBLICA, 04.08.1984
      MODIGLIANI FAKES, GALLERY OWNER CONDEMNED
      CORRIERE DELLA SERA, 22.03.1996
      THE PROCESS OF MODI, THE PROCESS ON THE 'AUTHENTICITY' OF THE 79 EARLY DRAWINGS ATTRIBUTED TO AMEDEO MODIGLIANI
      CORRIERE DELLA SERA, 08.12.1992
      FALSE MODIGLIANI, CRITICS OSVALDO PATANI ALBERINDO GRIMANI CHARGED WITH COUNTERFEITING 
      CORRIERE DELLA SERA, 08.12.1992.
       

      He collaborated with Christian Parisot often and he was part of his "scientific committees" (incredible because he was charged with counterfeiting in 1992 by Parisot). LINK

      Actually his opinion is perfect to fill the notes & records for the auction houses.
      But only when it also have the Ceroni name in the list...

      If a Modigliani painting only bears the opinion by Patani , it will never hit the floor of the main auction houses
      In a little time I will give more information from his work but until then, you can check his books...
      Definitively not a reliable or trustworthy source for cataloguing.
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    Would you still call it raisonné?


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