From Russia with Doubt

From Russia with Doubt

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From Russia with Doubt investigates the authenticity of 181 canvases that were displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in 2010 by director Adam Lerner. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist style of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the canvases had been acquired on eBay. The book follows a great story and is also a visual treat as it reproduces each one of the paintings. Lerner guides readers through the looking glass into the Byzantine corridors of the art world and beyond describing the owners quest to authenticate and appraise the would-be masterpieces. What he finds raises powerful questions about our own relationship to art.
ISBN 9781616891626. Princeton Architectural Press.
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    9781616891626
From Russia with Doubt investigates the authenticity of 181 canvases that were displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in 2010 by director Adam Lerner. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist style of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the canvases had been acquired on eBay. The book follows a great story and is also a visual treat as it reproduces each one of the paintings. Lerner guides readers through the looking glass into the Byzantine corridors of the art world and beyond describing the owners quest to authenticate and appraise the would-be masterpieces. What he finds raises powerful questions about our own relationship to art.
  • Subtitle
    The Quest to Autheticate 181 Would-be Masterpieces of the Russian Avant-Garde
  • Author
    Adam Lerner
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    October 2013
  • Binding
    pb
  • Format
    176 pages. 200 colour ills. 18.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Status for WholeSale
    out of print
  • Status for Website
    out of print
  • Date added
    October 2013