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122,205.  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.  (Trump & Fake)  Philip K Dick, cited Our New President, 2017

 

 

3,848.  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.  (Moon Landing Conspiracy & Fake)  Bill Kaysing 

 

 

9,968.  This is a film about trickery, fraud, about lies.  (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies)  F for Fake 1974 starring Orson Welles & Oja Kodar & Joseph Cotten & Elmyr de Hory & Clifford Irving et al, director Orson Welles  

 

9,969.  The author of Fake a book about a faker was himself a faker – Clifford Irving – and the author of a fake.  (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies)  ibid.

 

9,970.  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.  (Art & Forgery & Fraud & Lies)  ibid.

 

9,971.  A fake is a fake, and Elmyr himself is a fake faker.  (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies)  ibid.

 

9,972.  Irving’s book about Elmyr is the story of a man of talent taking the Mickey over those who had rejected him.  (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies)  ibid.

 

9,973.  Art dealers either in ignorance, innocence or simple greed have made themselves fortunes on the paintings of Elmyr.  (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies)  ibid.

 

9,974.  For the past seventeen minutes I’ve been lying my head off.  (Art & Forgery & Lies)  ibid.

 

9,975.  We have been forging an art story.  (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies)  ibid.

 

 

10,636.  The art world: glamour, wealth, intrigue.  Beneath the surface there is a darker place, a world of high stakes and gambles.  (Fake & Art & Artists)  Fake or Fortune? s1e1: Monet BBC 2011

 

10,637.  We help one man in his struggle to try to prove his painting is by ... Monet ... In the art world Monet means money.  (Fake & Art & Artists)  ibid.

 

10,638.  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.  (Fake & Art & Artists)  ibid.  

 

10,639.  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.  (Fake & Art & Artists)  ibid.  

 

10,640.  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.  (Fake & Art & Artists)  ibid.

 

10,641.  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.’  (Fake & Art & Artists)  ibid.

 

10,642.  It seems outrageous that they [Wildenstein] can just defy international opinion like that.  (Fake & Art & Artists)  ibid.

 

 

11,679.  This story began with a magical discovery at an Antiques Roadshow ... The rubbish tip find ... The name Winslow Homer is hugely important.  (Artists & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s1e2: Homer BBC 2011

 

11,680.  In the nineteenth century in America frankly this man has got no equals.  (Artists & Art & Fake)  ibid. 

 

11,681.  He was perhaps the first American impressionist.  (Artists & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

11,682.  Since the auction it’s been locked in a safe ... Lawyers are involved on both sides ... The value probably gone up.  (Artists & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

 

10,691.  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.  (Art & Fake & Forgery)  Fake or Fortune? s1e3: Van Meegeren, BBC 2011, Philip Mould

 

10,692.  Twenty-one of his fakes have now been identified.  And I suspect there are more lurking out there.  (Art & Fake & Forgery)  ibid.  

 

10,693.  He later confessed to faking seven old masters.  Crucially the Courtauld’s picture was not amongst them.  ibid.

 

10,694.  Including works by the artist van Meegeren dared for forge - the seventeenth-century master Vermeer.  (Art & Fake & Forgery & Artist: Vermeer)  ibid.

 

10,695.  Van Meegeren managed to fool the experts by his painstaking use of seventeenth-century materials.  (Art & Fake & Forgery)  ibid.  Fiona Bruce

 

 

10,591.  Rembrandt ... This painting will bring us within touching distance of one of the greatest artists who ever lived.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s1e4: Rembrandt, BBC 2011

 

10,592.  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.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

10,593.  Rembrandt became famous as the master of the human face.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

10,594.  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.  (Artist & Nazi & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

10,595.  So much was stolen it is estimated that art worth up to £20,000,000,000 remains missing.  And the Nazis stole art not only from the Jews but from anyone they considered to be an enemy of the state.  (Artist & Nazi & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

 

108,840.  A painting that has had a question mark over it for decades … It certainly looks like a Degas: one of his dancers.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s2e1: Degas and the Little Dancer, BBC 2012

 

108,841.  1880s: Degas was frequently attending ballet performances.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.  

 

108,842.  ‘There are some serious queries as well … The signature goes very woolly after the ‘D’ … Concerned both about the draughtsmanship, the construction of it … [and] the face.’  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.  expert 

 

108,843.  An authentic work by Degas.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

 

63,798.  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.  (Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s3e1: Vuillard, BBC 2014

 

 

25,411.  Two possible works by this quintessential English artist ... and ends with a painting restored to its rightful place as a work by one of England’s finest artists.  And there’s more good news ... Yarmouth Jetty was also likely to have been painted by John Constable.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s3e2: Constable, BBC 2014

 

 

75,667.  Is this picture the bargain of a lifetime?  Or a very expensive gamble on the notorious Russian art market?  (Artist & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s3e3: Chagall, BBC 2014

 

75,668.  And they [Committee] are declaring your painting is fake.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.  Bruce

 

 

82,851.  Our two paintings are Imaginary Landscape by ‘a follower of Gainsborough’ at the Courtauld and A Portait of Joseph Gape by an unknown artist at the St Albans Museum.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s3e4: Gainsborough BBC 2014

 

82,852.  Over a third of all Gainsboroughs are now in America.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

82,853.  Imaginary Landscape: a Gainsborough drawing that has been overpainted by somebody else ... The portrait: Gainsborough.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid. 

 

 

108,844.  We’re on the trail of three small oil paintings by Britain’s best loved modern artist.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s4e1: Lowry, BBC 2015

 

108,845.  L S Lowry is one of the most frequently faked artists.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.

 

108,846.  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.  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.  

 

108,847.  ‘I am a simple man and I use simple materials.’  (Artist & Art & Fake)  ibid.  Lowry

 

 

98,203.  One of the twentieth century’s most important painters.  Famed for his distinctive nudes, Lucian Freud was the most valuable living artist until his death in 2011.  (Artists, Meet the & Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s5e1, BBC 2016

 

98,204.  Few of Freud’s juvenile pieces ever appeared on the market.  (Artists, Meet the & Art & Fake)  ibid.  

 

 

98,284.  Could a painting hanging in a Scottish castle be a work by 19th century French master Paul Delaroche?  (Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s5e2 Delaroche, BBC 2016

 

 

98,459.  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.  (Art & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s5e4 Portraits  

 

 

110,153.  Can we prove that this beautiful English landscape is the work of national importance?  A lost masterpiece by John Constable.  (Art & Artists & Fake)  Fake or Fortune? s6e1 Constable, BBC 2017

 

110,154.  Still bears the scars of a botched makeover.  (Art & Artists & Fake)  ibid.

 

110,155.  ‘In our opinion it is indeed a geniune authentic compositional sketch by John Constable’.  (Art & Artists & Fake)  ibid.  expert

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