Friday, July 20, 2012

"I’m convinced that if these artists were alive today, they would thank me."

Patricia Cohen had an interesting article in yesterday's Times on a one-time art forger with a new business model:  "openly selling his faked oils as the reproductions of the finest masters."

Rebecca Tushnet:  "Talk about appropriation art."

Mike Madison:  "Irony alert: Perenyi copies for a living, and he claims to be unique."  He also connects Perenyi to a Chinese village that produces thousands of reproductions each year.  The village is "either the hub of the universe with respect to copyright infringement in visual art, or a massive challenge to modern sensibilities about what is original, and valuable, about fine art. Or both."