|Ad for the exhibit featuring Girl with A Pearl Earring|
by John Myatt (in the style of Vermeer)
I thought I'd share the stories of my two "favorite" forgers from the exhibit: Han van Meegeren and Mark Landis.
|Girl with Blue Bow by|
Han van Meegeren
(in the style of Vermeer)
|Van Meegeren in court|
|Untitled by Mark Landis (in the style of Matisse)|
|Mark Landis in disguise|
"Intent to Deceive" only runs through August 2nd, so make it a priority to get there if your interest has been piqued. Each of the men included has a very different story, and the exhibit does a wonderful job of sharing them (even without the benefit of a docent!)
After the show closes, there will be two Art and a Movie follow-on events that sound like lots of fun. The first is on August 14th. Following a discussion by curators and conservators about art authentication, there will be a showing of "Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?," a documentary about a woman who believes she bought a long-lost Pollock painting at a garage sale for $5.00.
The second event is on the topic of traveling with masterpieces and will take place on August 21st. Art handlers and couriers will talk about what's involved in transporting major works of art. There will then be a showing of "Bean," a movie about "the bumbling Mr. Bean" bringing a masterpiece to Los Angeles.
Both events are being held at on Thursday nights when admission to the Museum is reduced, so you can expect a big crowd. Hope to see you there!