Art Forgeries

This hour, Talk of the Nation looks into the detective work of the art world — finding forgeries. Thomas Hoving, former head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss his new book dealing with the world of big-time art fakes, and a representative of one of the largest art auction houses in the United States. They'll talk about how museums and auctioneers can tell a forged work of art from the real thing...most of the time...and what separates a good forgery from a priceless work of art. Guests: Thomas Hoving Author False Impressions: The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes (Simon and Schuster, 1996) President Hoving Associates Former Director Metropolitan Museum of Art (1967-1977) New York City, NY Colleen Fesko Head of European and American Paintings Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers Boston, MA Listeners call in

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