still life with a kisling portrait
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
Date 1918?
Title Still life with a Kisling portrait
Materials Oil on canvas
Size 74.5 x 84 cm (in Prof.ssa Isabella Quattrocchi dossier)
Signature: Signed "kisling" top right (Parisot say is made by both hands Modigliani and Kisling)
Actual Location Private Collection, Israel?
Provenance -?-

Private Collection, Israel?

In process

Bibliography -?-


In process

Exhibitions -?-

Taiwan, Modigliani and his circle, Kaohsiung Museum of fine Arts, 2011, curated by Christian Parisot and Beatrice Hsieh
Vitoria, "Modigliani - Imagens de uma vida", Palácio Anchieta,Curator Christian Parisot, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, "Modigliani - Imagens de uma vida", Museu Nacional de belas Artes, Curator Christian Parisot, 2012
São Paolo, "Modigliani - Imagens de uma vida" , Museu de arte de Sao Paolo, Curator Christian Parisot, 2012
Curituba, "Modigliani - Imagens de uma vida", Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Christian Parisot, 2012
Seoul, Amadeo Modigliani: Legend of Montparnasse, Hangaram Museum of Seoul Art Center, 2015
Genova, Modigliani, Palazzo Duccale, 2017 - nº 39

In process

Not in D'Atri papers


The painting was seized by the police after a report by C. Pepi an Italian connoisseur and finally this is the conclusions of the investigation:


Conclusion of the Prof. Isabella Quattrocchi (- JUST A COPY- TRANSLATE - PASTE of her report)

The oil painting on canvas depicts a large table covered with a painted polychrome drape
transversally to the environment, an enormous four-lobed oval tray, filled with various types of fruit
that come out on the table, a large whole watermelon and one cut in half dominate the composition, at
center a blue vase with flowers of various types divide it, a bottle of dark glass with label on the
left. The back wall is divided diagonally into two parts, on the left it would seem a curtain of
burnt earth color, on the right a turquoise wall on which hangs a painting depicting Moise
Kisling. As in the other works signed with the double name Moise Kisling and Amedeo Modigliani, also in
this case the amateurish image of the character who seems to be suffering from down syndrome, forcedly
inserted and crushed between the table and the back wall on which it is hung with a golden cord, it is not
attributable to Modigliani, an expert portraitist.
The work, unlike the previous two, seems to have been executed in the same hand, so painted
coarse and confused. The colors are taken directly from the tube, without being kneaded together to create
tones, undertones, shadows, wounding the eye with their bright tones.
Kisling's signature in the upper right corner in black on the turquoise background is elementary and tiny, therefore false.
The frame is stained to make it look old, the tensioning keys are rudimentary, the
usual cover of "carton plum" to hide the archeology of the falsification of the work.
The work is grossly false.


I am not the person to say if this work is original or fake, but this report is absolutely naive & silly.
With this I do not say the work is genuine or fake, I personally don't like not even a single brush, but it does not mean that my taste make the difference.
All the experts claiming to destroy this or other works should be aware that under the same rules many of the works they present at many exhibits will also be in the same position in a future.


I would only add this 3 points:

1.- Art even if false is not forged NIKE sport shoes, so to destroy it is an absurd mistake that place art even if original at the same level of value as a NIKE sport shoes.

2.- The damage to the art experts claim to solve by destroying works is in terms of market not of Knowledge, stamp it in the back as false and do not destroy nothing, just in case we are wrong.

3.- I hope the painting is finally returned to the owners, even if fake, stamp it and return it.

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