Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fake and Authentic Art: Can you love both?

Why does society put so much emphasis on whether or not something is authentic?  So many people will base the significance of art on whether or not it is an original piece of work, but isn’t it possible to love a “fake” piece of art? Take these pictures for example; the painting on the right is an authentic painting, while a different artist using the same style did the other.  How is it possible to love one, but not the other if they are almost identical?  The value of the painting on the left is much greater than the other simply because it is by a famous artist.

Read this article, I found it to be a very interesting story about art forgery. Let me know what you think!

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