Accurately determining the authorship and originality of artistic works is critical to the functioning of the art market, and is an important element for viewers trying to enjoy and understand a work of art. Authentication is one of the most important tasks falling upon art institutions and the people that work at them: artists foundations, museums, public administrations, academics, gallery owners and art collectors are all involved. But of course authentication remains a tricky business.
This book, derived from an international seminar organized by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, diffuses the knowledge, experience and opinions of some of the most prestigious experts on these subjects. Furthermore, The Authorship, Authentication and Falsification of Artworks offers new insights and proposals that can help to clarify the difficulties presented by the topic and to improve its legal regulation.