For decades the donated painting was proudly displayed as an original. But then the university began an academic unit that tests the authenticity of artworks and objects…
To see just how far people were willing to go to win, we studied people’s behaviour in one of the most competitive bidding environments possible: a Dutch auction.
Fake copies of works by legendary black South African modernist artists are flooding the market - and one university is deploying a range of scientific tests to expose them.
Because a host of artists and programmers can leave their stamp on a final product, disagreements and claims of theft have ensued.
When artists destroy their works, it’s usually to express their disdain for critics, dealers and curators. But does this get lost in the attention, hype and money that follows?
South Africa’s government reneged on opportunities to cement artist Gerard Sekoto’s legacy.
Research shows paintings aren’t always good investments. Sky-high prices paid for high-end art are likely due to other factors.