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Misrepresentational Art

Many of our most beloved cultural artefacts are, in fact, fakes and counterfeits.  I don’t mean that they are forgeries.  Forgeries are copies.  These are original works of art, presented as having been created for a given (usually well-publicised) reason … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes

We all know they do it and they know that we know they do it, yet they still do it.  I’m talking about the fashion and beauty magazines and advertisers that use Photoshop to digitally airbrush photographs of real human … Continue reading

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Imitation or Intimidation?

There was a programme on the television the other day, narrated by a man that had done time for art forgery, about the village in China (whose name escapes me) that has become a worldwide hub for reproductions and copies … Continue reading

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