Thu 24 April
Thursday 24 April, from 19.00-21.00 hrs.
What do Elmyr de Hory, Johan Vermeer, Jeff Koons, Clifford Irving, Amedeo Modigliani, Orson Welles, Han van Meegeren, Noam Toram and Pierre Huyghe have in common? All are connected, in a way or another, to famous cases of art forgery, manipulation and trickstery. All are proudly represented or evoked in The Crime Was Almost Perfect. Leading up to our exhibition finissage, Witte de With celebrates some master minds of manipulation and illusion, whose contribution to art history is possibly as precious as the work of “authentic” artists. Join Friso Lammertse (Curator of Old Masters, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam), Alexandra Midal (Free-lance curator, design theoretician, and serial-killer enthusiast, Paris) and Cristina Ricupero, (Independent curator and writer and Curator of the exhibition, Paris), around their respective fascination for forgery and fakes.