From Russia with Doubt: The quest to authenticate

    From Russia with Doubt: The quest to authenticate

    Adam Lerner

    Princeton Architectural 2014

    Paperback 176pp Illustrated 240x177mm

    9781616891626   Product Code: 24276

    In 2010 Adam Lerner, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, mounted an exhibition of what appeared to be works by avant-garde Russian artists of the 1920s - Malevich, El Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Tatlin - but the paintings' only provenance was eBay and tales of smugglers. Impressed by the quality of the work, Lerner went ahead and exhibited them 'Artist unknown'. The paintings are reproduced here along with the story of the quest to authenticate and appraise the 181 would-be masterpieces.

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