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Authentication, Attribution and the Art Market: Understanding issues of art attribution in contemporary Indonesia

Eliza O'Donnell, N Tse

ACAH: The International Academic Forum | ACAH: The International Academic Forum | Published : 2018


The widespread circulation of paintings lacking a secure provenance within the Indonesian art market is an increasingly prevalent issue that questions trust, damages reputations and collective cultural narratives. In the long-term, this may impact on the credibility of artists, their work and the international art market. Under the current Indonesian copyright laws, replicating a painting is not considered a crime of art forgery, rather a crime of autograph forgery, a loophole that has allowed the practice of forgery to grow. Despite widespread claims of problematic paintings appearing in cultural collections over recent years, there has been little scholarly research to map the scope of cou..

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