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Topic: Big Deal
Message: Posted by: tommy (Feb 4, 2012 12:11PM)
[img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/03/article-2096051-1194A3E2000005DC-662_634x420.jpg[/img]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096051/Most-expensive-art-piece-sold-Qatar-buys-C-zannes-The-Card-Players-160m.html
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Feb 4, 2012 01:45PM)
Cool.

But it goes to show that if you have the money, speculating on art brings in a hell of a lot more money than working on false deals.

Of course, you have to start out with a slightly larger bankroll....
Message: Posted by: tommy (Feb 4, 2012 01:54PM)
There is as many false deals in art as anywhere else. :)
Message: Posted by: Cagliostro (Feb 4, 2012 02:51PM)
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On 2012-02-04 14:54, tommy wrote:
There is as many false deals in art as anywhere else. :)
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You hit the nail on the head with that one. Speculating in art can be a very perilous game to play, even the moves are done differently.
Message: Posted by: cartouche7 (Feb 4, 2012 11:28PM)
The best book I have read about counterfeiting art is a 1959's one called "Kunst der Fälscher,Fälscher der Kunst" by Frank Arnau.
Roger H. Marijnissen has also write an interesting one in 1985.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Feb 5, 2012 04:10PM)
Thanks! It's a strange crime art forgery. Counterfeiting means the forgey of money by the way. Its a strange crime as all one is doing is creating something which takes on a kinda life of its own, going around telling a lie about itself.