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Patani, died the 14th of January 2013.
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I have to deal with really very much information, I will update it frequently and if you find mistakes or broken links, just give me some time and everything will be solved...

- 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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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 conned
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.
false 79 early drawings by Modigliani. Remand the exhibition's curators Osvaldo Patani and Grimani Alberindo
Corriere della sera, 14.07.1992.



The only thing I can assure is:

1.- In terms of market his opinion has some value only if it is added to the others, by itself not valued, auction majors do not hesitate further more...

2.- He seems to collaborate with Christian Parisot quite often and he is part of his "scientific committees" ( incredible because he was charged with counterfeiting in 1992 by Parisot). LINK


- His catalogue raisonné
- more information

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OSVALDO PATANI the third expert in this mess, dies at 90 (14th january 2014)
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