Hubertus Butin: “From Albrecht Dürer to Richard Prince: Artists and their forgeries – a special relationship”
Monday, 11 April 2022, 7pm
Fasanenstrasse 25, 10719 Berlin
Not only collectors, dealers, experts and museum directors are increasingly affected by art forgeries, but also the artists whose works are fraudulently imitated. How do they themselves deal with the issue? Mostly they try to defend themselves against the forgers. But sometimes they accept the forgeries afterwards or reflect the fraud in a pictorial way. Some artists even actively act as forgers of their own or others' works. Some, on the other hand, afford a more humorous swindle at the expense of the art business. In his art-historical lecture, forgery expert Hubertus Butin from Berlin illuminates the diverse and sometimes bizarre forms of artists' engagement with their forgeries.