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Fake realities will create fake humans. Or, fake humans will generate fake realities and then sell them to other humans turning them eventually into forgeries of themselves. Philip K Dick, cited Our New President, 2017
The chances of getting to the moon and returning safely to Earth was something like point zero zero one seven per cent. In other words virtually an impossibility. What actually happened in my mind is that during the sixties they said, If you can’t make it, fake it. Bill Kaysing
This is a film about trickery, fraud, about lies. F for Fake 1974 starring Orson Welles & Oja Kodar & Joseph Cotten & Elmyr de Hory & Clifford Irving et al, director Orson Welles
The author of Fake a book about a faker was himself a faker – Clifford Irving – and the author of a fake. ibid.
The restless souls being I guess Cliff Irving over there and Elmyr. Coincidence #1: that these two world leaders in fakery operated quite separately on the same tiny island. ibid.
A fake is a fake, and Elmyr himself is a fake faker. ibid.
Irving’s book about Elmyr is the story of a man of talent taking the Mickey over those who had rejected him. ibid.
Art dealers either in ignorance, innocence or simple greed have made themselves fortunes on the paintings of Elmyr. ibid.
For the past seventeen minutes I’ve been lying my head off. ibid.
We have been forging an art story. ibid.
The art world: glamour, wealth, intrigue. Beneath the surface there is a darker place, a world of high stakes and gambles. Fake or Fortune s1e1: Monet, BBC 2011
We help one man in his struggle to try to prove his painting is by ... Monet ... In the art world Monet means money. ibid.
Even for a Monet to get to auction it first has to be approved by a very powerful family: the Wildensteins are a family dynasty of billionaire art dealers ... No Monet is ever sold in a major auction house without being listed. ibid.
A painting both generations of Wildensteins have rejected. But Philip thinks they may have overlooked something. 82-year-old David Joel has been fighting a long battle to get his painting accepted ... La Bords de la Seine a Argentueil. ibid.
Monet was one of a group of revolutionary artists who breathed new life and light into art. He brought painting out of the confines of the studio and into the open air ... There was one painting that started it all ... Impression: Sunrise. And this is where Impressionism gets its name. ibid.
The evidence is stacking up ... Professor John House knows the genuine article and knows how to spot it ... ‘I’ve never had a moment’s doubt it was painted by Monet.’ ibid.
It seems outrageous that they [Wildenstein] can just defy international opinion like that. ibid.
Rembrandt ... This painting will bring us within touching distance of one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Fake or Fortune? s1e4: Rembrandt
Lot 185 Rudd’s Auctioneers, Cape Town: Follower of Rembrandt: Portrait of a Man in Oriental Costume. Oil on Panel 49 x 37 cm. Approx £800 – £1,200. ibid.
Rembrandt became famous as the master of the human face. ibid.
It is estimated that by the end of the war one third of all the world’s art treasures had been looted by the Nazis. ibid.
So much was stolen it is estimated that art worth up to £20 billion remains missing. And the Nazis stole art not only from the Jews but from anyone they considered to be an enemy of the state. ibid.
There was one faker of the twentieth century who left all others standing. His name was Han Van Meegeren. He conned the art world out of about £65,000,000. Fake or Fortune s1e3: Van Meegeren, Philip Mould
Twenty-one of his fakes have now been identified. And I suspect there are more lurking out there. ibid.
He later confessed to faking seven old masters. Crucially the Courtauld’s picture was not amongst them. ibid.
Including works by the artist Van Meegeren dared for forge – the seventeenth-century master Vermeer. ibid.
Van Meegeren managed to fool the experts by his painstaking use of seventeenth-century materials. ibid. Fiona Bruce
Celebrated French painter Edouard Vuillard whose works usually sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds – and yet here it was in a country saleroom for a fraction of a price. Fake or Fortune? s3e1: Vuillard, BBC 2014
Is this picture the bargain of a lifetime? Or a very expensive gamble on the notorious Russian art market? Fake or Fortune? s3e3: Chagall
And they [Committee] are declaring your painting is fake. ibid. Bruce
We’re on the trail of three small oil paintings by Britain’s best loved modern artist. Fake or Fortune? s4e1: Lowry, BBC 2015
L S Lowry is one of the most frequently faked artists. ibid.
Lowry’s work is deceptively simple. Almost primitive. A classically trained painter who resented being billed an amateur, Lowry’s work broke with convention: he called them dreamscapes. ibid.
‘I am a simple man and I use simple materials.’ ibid. Lowry
Could a painting hanging in a Welsh castle be a work by the impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir? Fake or Fortune? s4e2, Renoir
The art world can be a law unto itself. ibid.
Could a painting hanging in a Scottish castle be a work by 19th century French master Paul Delaroche? Fake or Fortune? s5e2 Delaroche
A work by arguably the world’s most famous sculpture: Auguste Rodin. Could the man who created The Kiss and The Thinker also have given us this enchanting sketch of a woman dancing? Fake or Fortune? s5e3: Rodin, BBC 2016
‘I am sorry to inform you I do not recognise the hand of Auguste Rodin.’ ibid. expert
We’re going to investigate three paintings ... Portrait of Renee attributed to Willem de Kooning ... [Adolph von] Menzel: The Old General. Portrait of the Lady: Philip Mercier. Fake or Fortune? s5e4 Portraits
Can we prove that this beautiful English landscape is a work of national importance? A lost masterpiece by John Constable. Fake or Fortune? s6e1 Constable, BBC 2017
Still bears the scars of a botched makeover. ibid.
‘In our opinion it is indeed a genuine authentic compositional sketch by John Constable’. ibid. expert
Can we prove this is a work by celebrated British artist William Nicholson? A damning ruling has divided art work opinion. Our investigation takes us to the dark side of the art market. Fake or Fortune? s7e1: Nicholson
William Nicholson was one of the leading British artists of his generation. Born in 1872 he began his career as a graphic artist before forging success as a painter. Over 50 years he created nearly 900 oil paintings from informal portraits to haunting landscapes. ibid.
‘I regret to inform you that I do not find that there is sufficient evidence to attribute this work to William Nicholson.’ ibid.
The worst crime is faking it. Kurt Cobain
Conmen: the most devious of all criminals. Charming, cruel and calculating, they betray trust and devastate lives yet remain a complete enigma. Conman Case Files s1e1: John Myatt & John Drewe, 2007
The 20th century’s biggest art fraud: a struggling artist was drawn into a con which would make millions, with the artist and conman secretly working together for almost a decade. ibid.
Drewe: his masterstroke was the infiltration of the British art archives. ibid.
‘We reckon he’d done about 200.’ ibid.
The art world and the police were gathering evidence. ibid.