Tag Archives: Kandinsky

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Investigations

The Faking of the Russian Avant-Garde

With invented provenances, unreliable certificates of authenticity, and “rediscovered” works by artists who are lost to history, forgers are flooding galleries and auction houses with Russian avant-garde fakes. A six-month ARTnews investigation reveals that inauthentic works now outnumber authentic ones. Read More

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Features

Fighting for Their Rights

The modernist masterpieces of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov were nationalized by the Bolsheviks and are now on view in a celebrated and controversial exhibition at London’s Royal Academy. The heirs’ efforts to compel the Russian state to provide them with “reasonable compensation” has become an international legal and political issue. Read More