Tag Archives: Leonardo Benatov

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Benatov: The Man Behind the Bronzes

The foundry outside Paris of Leonardo Benatov has made a specialty of producing posthumous editions of work by artists such as Degas, Dalí, and Rodin. His casting techniques have been praised. But scholars have questioned the legitimacy of the sculptures his foundry turns out Read More

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The Degas Debate: Analyzing the Controversial Plasters

Are 74 plasters ‘discovered’ in a foundry storeroom ‘original’ works by Degas? A Degas scholar analyzes the sculptures, outlines the controversy, and considers competing meanings of ‘original’ Read More

Canadian VitaPro mogul, philanthropist, and collector Yank Barry showing off one of his 74 Degas bronzes, cast from "recently discovered" plasters.
Investigations

Adding to the Confusion

A dealer’s appraisal of bronzes cast from plasters said to be authentic lifetime works by Degas adds to the controversial nature of the enterprise. Read More

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Degas’s Sculpture

An exhaustive catalogue from the National Gallery of Art draws on both art history and scientific analysis to resolve questions about how Degas made sculpture and what happened to it after his death. Read More