Art Forgery Summer 2015


1. THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis has one of its most famous Rembrandts back. The (full) attribution of the painting Saul and David to Rembrandt is the exciting conclusion of eight years of research by a large team of international experts under the leadership of the Mauritshuis. The painting has been carefully restored and is the centrepiece of the exhibition Rembrandt? The Case of Saul and David, which is presented in the exhibition hall of the Mauritshuis from 11 June to 13 September 2015. More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/79182/After-eight-years-of-research--Mauritshuis-attributes--Saul-and-David--painting-to-Rembrandt#.VXtSWrN0zIU

2. NEW YORK It's an iconic image: A sailor kisses a nurse in Times Square after hearing the news that World War II was officially over — just after 7 p.m. on August 14, 1945..Or maybe not.Some skeptics are now challenging that widely accepted story. In their version of events, the famous kiss captured by Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt may have occurred more than an hour before the official announcement that the war had ended. More Information: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-vj-day-kiss-timing-astronomy-20150626-story.html#page=1

3. NEW YORK When an English court recently ruled in favor of Sotheby’s in the matter of a purported Caravaggio found by the auction house to be a 17th-century copy, the decision was a seemingly clear-cut vindication of the authentication process. But the legal realities of authentication remain convoluted, with the evidence continuing to demonstrate that authentication carries substantial legal risk. More Information: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1073843/will-the-sothebys-caravaggio-decision-impact-the-practice-of#sthash.OaDjNy2Q.dpuf