From Albrecht Dürer to Sigmar Polke: Artists and Forgeries – a Special Relationship
Thu, 12 May 2022 | 6:30 pm MKM Museum für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
It is not only collectors, dealers, experts and museum directors who are increasingly affected by art forgery, but also the artists whose works are fraudulently imitated. How do they deal with the issue themselves? Mostly they try to defend themselves against the counterfeiters. But sometimes they accept the forgeries afterwards or reflect the fraud in a pictorial way. Some artists even actively act as forgers of their own or others’ works. Some, on the other hand, afford a more humorous con at the expense of the art world. In his art-historical lecture, forgery expert Hubertus Butin from Berlin illuminates the diverse and sometimes bizarre ways in which artists deal with their forgeries. In his art-historical lecture, forgery expert Hubertus Butin from Berlin illuminates the diverse and sometimes bizarre ways in which artists deal with their forgeries.
Lecture and talk with Hubertus Butin, art historian and author
Moderation: Walter Smerling, Director MKM
In the collection room “Original + Falsification” by Sigmar Polke
Participation: 10,- € incl. Entrance to the MKM. Buy tickets online now.
Limited number of participants. Please note that a visit to the exhibition rooms of the MKM is only possible before the start of the event.