Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Exhibition: The Metropolitan Police Service's Investigation of Fakes and Forgeries

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

23 January – 7 February 2010

Rooms 17a & 18a
Free admission

In this display, The Metropolitan Police Service's Art and Antiques Unit will showcase some of the investigative methods involved in detecting and preventing the increasingly sophisticated crime of art forgery. Using historical and contemporary criminal cases, the broader financial and cultural impacts of art forgery on modern society are considered. Exhibits will include the diverse body of work assembled by the forger, Shaun Greenhalgh, who executed such fake "masterpieces" as the Egyptian Amarna princess and paintings purporting to be the work of the English artist, L.S. Lowry.

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