Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"The picture is the same whether it is said to be old or new, genuine or fake, an original or a copy"

Michael Kimmelman on the "Fakes" show in London:

"The work was a forgery. Science proved it. And so there it hangs in the show, on a wall of shame, surrounded like a mug shot by the evidence of its true crime.

"But look, never mind what the label says, and you may notice something else about the picture, too, some other truth.

"It’s beautiful."