Art Authentication Issues

June 25, 2015
Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Fascinating Cases of Forgery and Fakes
Anna Somers Cocks, Founding Editor and CEO, The Art Newspaper, and the art law team from Herrick with a distinguished group of panelists delved into issues of fakes and forgeries and the varying methods of authenticating art - from the use of art historical connoisseurship to provenance research to forensics and highly technical digital methods. Topics addressed included:

  • new methods of identifying fakes versus traditional connoisseurship
  • controversy around artist foundations' role in authenticating artwork
  • legal issues facing scholars authenticating artwork
  • the law of art authentication, past, present and future
  • how galleries and dealers address the problem of forgeries
  • issues facing the sale of works whose authenticity have been called into question

Moderated by:
Anna Somers Cocks, Founding Editor and CEO, The Art Newspaper

Panelists include:
Colette Loll, Founder & Director, Art Fraud Insights
Nicholas Petraco, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Adam Sheffer, Partner & Sales Director, Cheim & Read
Vincent Fremont, President, Vincent Fremont Enterprises, Inc.
Darlene Fairman, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP