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Thursday, January 13, 2011

SIGH

Oh well. I did not have anything very deep in mind in my last post. I was just enchanted with the idea of a forger who went around donating his forgeries to museums instead of trying to sell them. It seemed rather sweet and charming. Henceforward, I shall stick to economic statistics and ideological fulminations.

2 comments:

Murfmensch said...

No, no. I liked the article a lot.

I was interested in the forger's motivations. One possibility is a desire to be recognized as a museum-worthy painter. Recognition is an underestimated feature of social life. To get a handle on it, I turn to Continental Philosophy.

The other factor would have to include a love of the art itself. This love ends up harming the artist who is misrepresented to an interested audience.

Marinus said...

Or it could have been an elaborate, and hilarious, joke.