Wednesday, 24 August, 2005, 22:32
The painting to the left is the original Perugino (in detail).
The painting to the right is just another copy.
It isn’t really hard to recognize the fake from the genuine piece.
Read also the tekst on our front page starting with:
“So many visitors have asked artfakes”
To be honest, $62.000 really is too much for a copy.
Don't you think so too?
This Perugino Virgin Mary has been in my family for over 60 years. The story behind it is what makes this piece so unique. My great-aunt received this painting in 1942 in recognition for her humanitarian work in hospitals during World War II. I was told it was painted by a nun who was captured by the Nazis and later died in a concentration camp. The story is very similar to Edith Stein’s story. Edith Stein was canonized by Pope John-Paul II as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. The painting is signed htide (Edith backwards) and a reflective view also shows a distinct “st” after the name. I have no way to verify this story, but have no reason to believe it was fabricated (the painting stayed in a Catholic rectory in Remagen, Germany until the 1970’s, when my great-aunt passed away.) This beautiful painting needs to be displayed in a proper and safe location.
Dear visitor! Please pay no attention to libels in the “add comments” blanks!
Some of the art forgers mentioned on artfakes not only falsify art they also place wicked libels in our name in the “add comments” blanks. Especially one persistent crook, Mr. Eric I. Spoutz from Detroit, Mi. is pissed off with us and for good reason. So please pay no attention to unsavoury contributions, these are pure fakes too, and with the sole purpose of blacken our good name. Artfakes is and will always be a sober-minded place to learn about art and art forgers.
Tuesday, 23 August, 2005, 22:58
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ARTIST: Andy Warhol (1928-1987) American School
PROVENANCE:It has been consigned to us from a private household estate,were it formed just a small part of a huge rather important collection.Many works from this collection have already been sold with major sale rooms.The pieces without any documentation,have found themselves in smaller sale rooms and in private collections.This piece has no documentation,so please satisfy your own opinion before bidding.We feel it is still rather an important item and although we offer without reserve,we start the open bid sensibly.
AUCTION ESTIMATE: £5,000 - £8,000
This painting has nothing to do with the famous pop artist Andy Warhol.
It's a fake. And so are all the rest offered by the same seller: Diego Riviera, Edouard Vuillard and Henri Lebasque – all pure fakes.
Monday, 22 August, 2005, 22:40
I am offering here original, unsigned oil on canvas mounted on board, circa 1890, by the master 19th century French post Impressionist, Paul Cézanne. Many of Cezanne paintings were left unsigned, because he did not feel that they were perfectly complete. While untitled, this oil depicts a portrait of a kitchen maid peeling potatoes. In good condition, this oil measures 67.7cm x 49.1 cm (26.9” x 19.1”), mated measures 77 cm x 59.5 cm (30.3”x 23.5”). Because that this work was mounted on the board there is a possibility that the painting in its original stage was slightly larger.
This Cezanne has an interesting provenance. My late father in law acquired this work in 1961 as a genuine Cezanne from the estate of a wealthy German born physician. This doctor managed to escape Berlin in the early 1930’s with some of his prized possessions, before the Nazi onslaught. He immigrated to Palestine, setting up his practice in the same building in Tel Aviv where my father in law ran his art gallery. Being of modest means, my father in law was able to acquire only few of the paintings from the estate of this doctor. This work resided in my father’s in law home until his death, and has been in my possession ever since. Unfortunately no Certificate of Authenticity exists for this Cezanne; therefore I am selling this work as attributable to the artist. This work was never shown to art expert and it is fresh on the market.
In my opinion this is an authentic, unsigned Cezanne. It is not a print, facsimile, nor any kind of mechanical reproduction. It is guaranteed to be identical to the photographs you see in this auction. Although this Cezanne is over 110 years old, the colors are very strong, and the images vibrant. For anyone knowledgeable in the unique style of Paul Cezanne, the hand of this master is highly visible in this work. (Please excuse my photography, it does not due justice to this work).
What a wonderful fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Sunday, 21 August, 2005, 13:43
Van Gogh Original canvas oil flowers.
The seller is an art swindler.
Saturday, 20 August, 2005, 21:16
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In the bottom corner there is the autograph P. Gauguin and a date that says 1902. I had googled this name and it seems that this artist enjoyed painting island women and girls and that is what this drawing seems to be or perhaps and indian? I also found out that he was french and lived in paris and that is where my father had gone to school atthe american university in paris many years ago. I was told to put a reserve and a higher price on the art but I don't know what to do with it and someone else can take more pleasure out of it than me. I please ask the auction winner to wait until recieving an invoice for payment until payment is made it just makes it easier for myself.
We love such wonderful stories.