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Fake Russian avant-garde ...
Conducted within six months of ARTnews study showed that the counterfeit works at the moment more than the original.
In March, was closed unexpectedly show 192 paintings Russian avant-garde, three days before its scheduled closing time, after a well-known expert said that 190 of the works presented fakes. The exhibition, held in the castle town of Tours (France), was devoted to Alexandra Exter, a leading figure of the avant-garde. Exter was born in Ukraine, settled in France in 1924 and lived there until his death in 1949.
Whistleblowers Nakova was Andrew, who was himself at the center of a scandal in 1980 when he was accused of awarding more than 1,000 questionable authenticity of images in pastel and pencil, the other Russian avant-garde luminary Mikhail Larionov. The court ruled that his goal was not intentional promotion of fakes .....[/QUOTE]
... As a rule, the work of Russian avant-garde artists in a small auction houses such as Nagel go for lower prices than large auction houses. Many of the works attributed Shovlenom and other experts, have been analyzed by scientists Dzhegers Elizabeth (Elisabeth Jägers), deputy dean of the faculty culture at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, and her husband Dzhegersom Erhard (Erhard Jägers) in Bornheim, Germany. Their examination of a large number of Russian avant-garde works proposed in the small auction houses and galleries across Europe [/QUOTE]