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Arrival to Paris Sculpture Catalogues done in the past Famous forgers trust in the market?
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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
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We live in a world where the opinion of an expert/art historian/connoisseur can mean that a Modigliani work be valued in millions or less than nothing (a copy or a fake from 17th ct. has a value for antique, a copy or a fake from a 20th ct. artist has the same value as the canvas where it was painted).

We have to face that and accept it, is a fact we can't change.

As any other Human Managed issue it can get dirty and have a gap to hell or to hope. my point here is to present the reality as it is, not to judge it.

So let's start with some facts:

  1. Actually no new opinion is valid to auction (in the majors) a work by Modigliani.

  2. There is no catalogue raisonné free of doubts and gaps in any artist all over art history.

  3. Modigliani is one of the worst to include a new one because of the experts battles.

  4. The actual state of the problem make even more expensive a limited number of works.

The only reliable Modigliani catalogue for the major auctions is the- Ambrogio Ceroni catalogue - there are a few big problems with this catalogue but it stills as the main resource because of the fights and mess of the others.

Take a look at the actual and past experts, discover piles of information on all of them (I still working on it so check them quite often) and take a look at what was said is good and what the "experts"think that is a Modigliani and what is not...


- Past (dead) experts
- What is a Catalogue Raisonné and why they simply don't work well?
- Actual (living) experts
- Catalogue Raisonné on Modigliani
- How to do an expertise
- News on the experts
- References

 

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