Art Fakes & Mistakes in the Digital World
Most of the art images we see online these days are photos of modern reproductions — highly altered and frequently mislabeled. Living artists rarely get adequate credit for their work, and — due to the loss of detail in digital images — it's sometimes difficult to distinguish paintings from photographs. Forgers and pranksters cause mix-ups that can last for years. In addition, captions are rarely checked for accuracy, so translation errors, guesses, unverified personal opinions, etc., get circulated just as quickly as truth. Check back regularly to find out which fakes and mistakes have been making the rounds lately. Plus, get tips on how to identify imposters.