Book Chapter

Considering evidence in Art Fraud

R SLOGGETT, D Chappell, S Hufnagel

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime Australasian, European and North American Perspectives | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2016

Abstract

Securing the evidential link between the work and the artist who is purported to have produced it requires a rigorous analytical approach; one that not only accepts particular evidence that may support the assertion of authenticity, but which can also contest evidence that is not correct. Such an approach is by its very nature multidisciplinary, often bringing together knowledge of art history, the art market, cultural materials conservation, chemistry, law and policing. What constitutes evidence of authenticity is generally based on considerations of provenance, art historical context, including facts about the artist and scientific enquiry. Building the chain of evidence for art authentica..

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