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6 comments to “Steve Martin Paid Almost $1 Million For A Forged Painting”



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    He has more than made up for that loss many, many times over with other art purchases of his. But I think he probably buys the art that he loves.



  2. 2

    This one looks like Franz Marc on a bad day.



  3. 3

    Actually it is visually very excellent-too bad about the forgery thing…



  4. 4

    Happens to the best of them (art collectors and human beings in general).



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    it's pretty common in the art world right now…lots of fakes. we had an exhibition here in Detroit at our museum the DIA called FAKES, FORGERIES AND MYSTERIES; it was all about the underground black market business of selling what seems to be authentic works of such artist as DaVinci or Michaelangelo and others but is actually fakes, done by apprentices or someone actually trying to make a profit. Some of these works weren't even done in the same century, they have all types of tests they put these works through now. It's pretty fascinating stuff.



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    This doesn't seem like great art - original or copy.
    Modern art is neither anymore. PH talk about the revolution against what art has become: 1. Cold 2. Disjointed 3. Can't communicate it's message 4.Weird 5.Elitist 6. Technically poor if there is technique at all 7. Pompous and inflated, often takes up a room 8. Non functional, not useful, not integrated into life 9 No breath or scope. From Five Doors to the Art Revolution, video #2.