• Find an exhaustive list of forgeries of paintings in Russia

  • In Russia published a fresh collection of all known forgeries of works of art in the Russian market, known to antiquarians as the "black catalogue". On Wednesday, November 2 "Tape.ru" said the Director of the company "Registry of cultural values" Vladimir Roshchin.

    According to him, the new catalog includes about 700 paintings, which, if they were genuine, would have reached $ 100 million.

    "The catalog was produced from 2007 to 2010 Rosokhrankultura. However, later the Agency was disbanded and the collection is stopped," — said Roshchin.

    Among the "fake" masterpieces "Winter landscape" Igor Grabar. The artist died in 1960, and the picture, according to the expert, was not written before 1970. Another picture — "Gurzuf", supposedly written by Julius Klever, but was really the work of the student popular academic artist abroad XIX–XX centuries or fan.

    Another work from the catalogue — sold at Swedish auction Bukowskis spectacular picture with a night scene of the masquerade allegedly painted by Nikolai Sapunov (it was acquired by the Russian collector for 40 thousand euros). Later it turned out that this is a modern version of paintings by Sergei Sudeikin "Sad harlequin" from the collection of the Saratov state art Museum named after A. N. Radishchev.

    21 Jul 2015 a former librarian Xiao yuan (Yuan Xiao) admitted in the Chinese court that stole 143 paintings from the gallery in Guangzhou Academy of fine arts.

    For two years, until 2006, Xiao responsible for the gallery, located in the library of the Academy, stealing the paintings and replaced them with a copy, which he himself created. According to him, the first day he noticed that some exhibited in the gallery of the works were forgeries. Subsequently, he was surprised to find that his fake steal and replace other copies with the worst quality.


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