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WHO'S WHO IN MODIGLIANI'S STUDY

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WHO'S WHO IN THIS MESS

We can find everything, a Nazi, a Ski teacher, a friend of the powerful, etc. in this soap opera you can find
all types, some have lost power others nowadays are just a
memory, while others still using and abusing it...

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DEAD EXPERTS
Ambrogio Ceroni (+1970)
·  Milanese banker, appraisal for auction houses and art critic.
· Typical european connoisseur. Listed 337 paintings over a period of 13 years.
· After his death in 1970 his widow expertised saying "it was in my husband's files and intention".
· Price of his catalogue raisonne: $1,200 USD in used books.
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Joseph Lanthemann (+1982 ?)
· German scholar and art critic.
· Typical european connoisseur. Listed 420 paintings covering all Modi's lifetime.
· His work is discarded, a painting only in Lanthemann will never be at major auction houses.
· Various known fakes were accepted in his last edition.
· His files have been merged (not sure at what point) with "archives legales Modigliani".
· In 1978 (8 years dead) a new publication done by Parisot with his co-authorship.
· Price of his catalogue raisonne: $85 USD in used books.
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Osvaldo Patani (+2013)
· Ski teacher and sports critic, later art critic devoted to italian design & italian artists.
· Published drawings CR / Paintings CR / Sculptures CR. His main success was the Paul Alexandre collection publications.
· Typical european connoisseur. Listed 349 paintings.In his cat. we find the same mistakes as Ceroni, so he gives his word as good with no questioning.
· Accused in 1991 by Parisot of fake drawings, later collaborated with Parisot as part of the "scientific comitato".
· Fight with Marc Restellini / Wildenstein Institute.
· Price of his catalogue raisonne complete: $ 1,700 USD in used books.
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Arthur Pfannstiel (+1984)
· German painter translator and art dealer.
· Typical european connoisseur. Listed 362 paintings
· Main pub.: Modigliani (1929), Modigliani et son oeuvre: étude critique et catalogue raisonné (1956)
· Resident in Paris during the war and a member of staff of ERR, Bordeaux and of GIS, condemned for Nazi looting and spy.  
· Price of his catalogue raisonne: $890 USD in used books
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Alfred Werner (+1979)
· Austro-American art historian and journalist. Released from Dachau in 1939, Werner fled to New York. 
· Wrote thousands of stories, reviews, and columns, editor or contributor in dozens of art magazines and Jewish periodicals. 
· 19th and 20th-century European and American art, with an emphasis on Jewish and Israeli artists.
· Price of his main publication: $120 USD in used books.
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André Schoeller ( + ?)
· Expert in french painting of the 19th ct. main consultant for the Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris.
· Collaborated with the nazis ERR on the confiscated jewish treasures, many sales to Wüster, Brüschwiler and Bruno Lohse, may have been involved in the seizure of the Schloss Collection as an informer.
· Director of georges Petit Gallery later gallery Andre Schoeller president of the Art Editor Syndicats.
· Many Modigliani paintings have a certificate by him.
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Lionello Venturi (+1961)
· Italian art historian that was one of the few who in 1931 refused to take oath of fidelity to fascism, losing the chair.
· He travelled a lot to Paris, Argentina, Mexico,U.S.A., etc.
· Some of his publications and writings about are very interesting.
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Giovanni Scheiwiller (+1965)
· Italian-Swiss editor, very much in the connosieur style.
· He was a total fan on Modigliani work since 1927 to his last edited book about in 1958.
· Mere recollection, interesting but just recollections.
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Lamberto Vitali (+1992)
· Italian classic style art historian with a few publications and a lot of authority
· Mere recollection, interesting but just recollections.
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Claude Roy (+1997)
· French poet & also art critic.
·Typical european connoisseur.
· Some interesting additions.
· Totally discarded.
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Alberto G. d'Atri (+1962 ?)
· Italian- French art critic dedicated to Modigliani.
· Typical european connoisseur.
· Some interesting additions & some really crazy ones.
· Totally discarded.
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André Salmon (+1969)
· French poet & part of the crowd In Montparnasse.
· His work "La vie passione de Modigliani" is in large part guilty for the myth.
· He published memoirs of that time (more to do with novels than with the real artist.)
· They had a cold friendship that later Salmon converted into a lifework.
· Totally discarded..
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Jeanne Modigliani (+1984)
· Daughter of Jeanne and Amedeo. Raised by the family in Livorno. Later became artist historian.
· First collaborated with Lanthemann.
· In 1983 founder of the Archives Legales Modigliani.
· Her work is as full of interest as it is full of doubts.
· The relation with Christian Parisot was at first a perfect relation and during the last months not a good one.
· Totally discarded..
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Werner Schmalenbach (+2010)
· German art Historian, museum director & connoisseur.
· Typical european connoisseur.
· Mere recompilation of others with a few additions, His work on Modigliani was just one more.
· Totally discarded..
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Jacques Lipchitz (+1973)
· Lithuanian sculptor friend an model of Modigliani.
· Mere recollection.
· Totally discarded.
William Fifield (+1987)
· American biographer.
· Collaborated with Jeanne.
· Totally discarded.
Moise Kisling (+1953)
· Friend and model of Modigliani.
· Mere recollection with some strong doubts.
· In interviews said he made fakes and sold them using his main dealer Zborowski.
· Totally discarded.
Lunia Czechowska (+?)
· Friend and model of Modigliani.
· Ex lover in some biographies, just a friend in others. She was a guest at Zborowski house while husband was in the war.
· Main collaborator to Ceroni
· She did expertises in her lifetime that today are not even mentioned.
· Totally discarded.
Paulette Jourdain (+?)
· Friend and model of Modigliani.
· Ex maid/lover of Zborowski and finally she inherits the gallery.
· She did expertises in her lifetime that today are not even mentioned, or are even hidden.
· Totally discarded.
LIVING EXPERTS
Christian Parisot / Archives Legales Amedeo Modigliani / Modigliani Institute 
· Italian-french art historian, collaboration with Jeanne Modigliani during years and inherited from her the "moral right" to handle name, licensing, work & expertise.
· Condemned for forgery and false certificates.
· President of the archives Amedeo Modigliani in Rome, large list of collaborators many experts in the "school of Paris" work with or very close to.
· Typical european connoisseur. (his word is more valuable than any other fact).
· In open fight with Marc Restellini
· Plays at being a victim of the other experts and evil collectors.
· Unknown number of paintings listed.
· PRICE OF CR: complete: $ 1,200 USD in used books. accessibility is quite difficult.
· Totally discarded.
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Marc Restellini / Wildenstein Institute / Restellini Institute
· French art historian. collaborated with Wildenstein to create a new CR later cancelled, now creating an online pay resource.
· Former director of the Pinacotheque (a private museum in Paris and Singapore.
· Typical european connoisseur. He claims to use science, but acts in a typical art expert "connoisseur" style.
· In open fight with Parisot / Archives legales/Institute Modigliani.
· "It will be published this year" common answer to when his Catalogue raisonné will be printed at the end of the year since the year 2000 ( 18 years of hard work I guess).
· He informed he will list 400 paintings when his catalogue see the light.
· Plays to be a victim of the other experts and evil collectors.
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Kenneth Wayne
· American art historian
· Interesting investigation and possible solution.
· President and founder of the Modigliani project.
· Waiting to see his evolution.
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Experts of the Modigliani Project group
· Leslie Koot ..................................................... NY Appraiser & Consultant.
· Alessandro De Stefani ..................................... Art Historian.
· ​Mason Klein .................................................... Curator, The Jewish Museum.
· Marianne Le Morvan...................................... Director of the Berthe Weill Archives and Independant Curator.
· Julie Martin......................................................Authority on Montparnasse.
· Kenneth Silver.................................................New York University.
· L.G. "Nick" Modigliani..................................... Cousin of the artist.
· Patrick Elliott....................................................Curator, Scottish National Gallery
· Simonetta Fraquelli........................................ Independent Curator
· Colette Giraudon............................................Archivist at the Musée Picasso/Musée de l'Orangerie
Carlo Pepi
· Italian Art collector of italian 19th/20th ct art (italian artists).
· Typical european connoisseur. In his page there is some sort of electronic CR.
· Former collaborator of Jeanne Modigliani and the Modigliani house in Livorno.
· He claims to have discovered the 3 lost sculptures ( not the ones of the Livorno Joke. The real ones).
· In open fight with Parisot / archives legales, he even doubted in newspapers that Jeanne died in an accident.
· Actually collaborates with Restellini who I ssume will accept as valid his discovered sculptures.
Experts of the Parisot group
· Sylvie Buisson......................................................Archives T. Foujita (almost a clone to the Modigliani ones).
· Nadine Nieszawer ...............................................Expert in the "School of Paris".
· Thérèse Castieau-Barielle.................................. Published on Modigliani using Parisot data & files.
· Guastalla Brothers...............................................Editors of Parisot, owners of birth house in livorno.
And many more...
Gonzalo-Millán del Pozo Portillo
· Spanish Art collector expert & writer.
· Not a classical expert in terms of university, but knows more about Modigliani than many others all put together.
· Various publications on Modigliani, no CR of any kind.
· Probably the most interesting and revealing publication: "Modigliani inédito, Univ. Complutense".
· Was the expert who called the police about the Hébuterne forgeries exhibited by Parisot.
· Out of the market, no CR of any kind.
Victoria Soto Caba
· Spanish art historian, professor at UNED university Madrid
· Not a classical expert in Modigliani but his book is a very interesting resource.
· Out of the market, no CR of any kind.
G. García Hernández
· Spanish art expert, restorer & technician.
· Cold science, no connosieur skills.
· Not a classical expert in Modigliani.
· Out of the market, no CR of any kind.
Elisse Effmann
· American art historian.
· Not a classical expert in Modigliani.
· Out of the market, no CR of any kind.
More to come...

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