The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes
with Curator, Kenneth Wayne, PhD
Sunday, October 29
Free with Museum Admission
First come, first seated
The world’s leading expert on Modigliani, Ken Wayne founded the committee that decides which paintings are real, and which are forgeries. The field is fraught with fakes because the auction records set by Modigliani offer incentives to the forgers. Wayne shares the methodology behind this high-stakes process, including the criteria by which the works are judged and a few inside stories on the high-profile buyers who have been duped. The science of authentication, using chemistry and highresolution scans as well as the examination of the canvas and paints, is a whodunit all its own.