Art forgery is becoming more commonplace

Art authentication needs to become more rigorous to confront the challenge For much of artistic history, forgery has been thought of with a tinge of romanticism. It has also been […]

Mother and son forgery duo to repay nearly $500,000

Former Franklin Pierce University art professor Lorettann Gascard and her son Nikolas Gascard have recently been charged with faking 17 artworks by lesser-known American painter Leon Golub (1922-2004). After two […]

Painting by Frederick Banting brings in 10 times its estimate at auction

In 1921, Canadian physician Frederick Banting and medical student Charles Best discovered insulin, revolutionizing diabetes treatment and research. Recently, Banting made headlines yet again, though this time it had less […]

Just how unauthorized is ‘Banksy Unauthorized’?

When an artwork by the famous street artist Banksy shredded itself just after it sold in October, it was a Phantom-of-the-Opera style reminder that the artist always seems to be […]

Kerry James Marshall Mural Remains in Chicago Public Library

On 115 South Pulaski Avenue, on the upstairs wall of the Legler Branch public Library in Chicago’s West Garfield neighborhood, hangs a rare treasure: a mural by the famed artist […]

‘Popagandist’ Ron English intends to whitewash Banksy’s $730,000 piece Slave Labour

American artist Ron English is best known for his interesting fission of Pop art, propaganda, and art history. Having coined the term ‘popaganda,’ his paintings, sculptures, and even billboards are […]

Zoe Leonard’s ‘I Want a President’ revived to benefit HIV/AIDS activism group

‘I want a dyke for president. I want a person with aids for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance […]