Fascinating Cases of Forgery and Fakes: Art Authentication Issues

June 25, 2015
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue

New York, NY

Herrick's Art Law group and The Art Newspaper presented a distinguished group of panelists who 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