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February 2015
The Art of Deception: Forgeries and Fakes 
SLICE Magazine, by Steve Gill
Art if fundamentally subject. 

November 19, 2014
Make the Time: Art Forgery Exhibition
The Art Minute: Short Lessons in Art History
Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World, an exhibition about art forgeries, is making its way around the country. 

November 14, 2014
Art and Craft, A Film that Helps to Keep the Topic of Art Forgeries Relevant
HubPages, by Alex Adelman
Art and Craft
is a new documentary out by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker that explores the convoluted world of Mark Landis, an infamous art forger. 

September 23, 2014
Canton exhibit looks at fakes and forgeries in the art world
The Review 
Some of the biggest crimes of the past century, in terms of the price tag, were art forgeries. Works of some of these grand deceivers are featured in “Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World,” on display now at the Canton Museum of Art.

August 30, 2014
New exhibit explores crimes of art 
The Suburbanite 
There is deception at the Canton Museum of Art.  

August 30, 2014
Editorial: Exhibition offers unique view of art 
Canton Rep 
Just when you think that the folks who bring you the once-a-month celebration of the arts in downtown Canton might run short of ideas, they come up with a gem like this: An exhibition of some of the most famous works of art in the world — created by art students.

August 29, 2014
Art Review: Fakes and forgeries on display at Canton Museum of Art
Beacon Journal, by Dorothy Shinn 
Con men, talented craftsmen, narcissists and even psychopaths, a handful of artful dodgers have thrown the art world into tizzy — a crisis caused by fraudulent and forged works they created that have sat in prominent collections undetected for years.

May 29, 2014
Ringling exhibit explores the work and the minds behind fine art forgeries
Naples Florida Weekly
Ringling exhibit explores the work and the minds behind fine art forgeries 

May 29, 2014
Review: Ringling show about art forgers is authentically fascinating
Tampa Bay Times, by Times Art Critic
“Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World” at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is an intriguing exhibition.  

May 27, 2014
Sarasota’s Ringling Museum feature forgeries
Bradenton Herald, by Marty Clear
The exhibition examines the lives and work of five great art forgers 

May 19, 2014
Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World
ArtsDistrict
On May 23, the Ringling Museum of Art presents the Florida debut of “Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World.”

May 16, 2014
Ringling exhibition features works by art forgers
Authint Mail
Han van Meegeren, Elmyr de Hory and Eric Hebborn created paintings beautiful enough to merit exhibition at The Ringling. 

May 2014
The unreal thing
Magazine Antiques, by James Gardner
Two recent exhibitions and a couple of books address the matter of fakes and forgeries, but they leave unaddressed several matters of art

April 1, 2014
Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World
On View Magazine
Provocative new exhibit about art forgery will have its Florida debut at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota.

March 27, 2014
At this Massachusetts art museum, some forgeries are faker than others (but better not trust your eyes)
Forbes, by Jonathan Keats
In 1967, the aristocratic Hungarian art collector Elmyr de Hory told his neighbor a secret. All the modern masters on the walls of his Ibiza mansion were fakes; he was the real painter.

March 26, 2014
Dark Arts – ‘Intent to Deceive’ takes a close look at famous forgers
The Recorder, by Don Stewart
With TV crews from Russia, Spain and CBS News, as well as correspondents arriving from Germany, China, France, Denmark and other points of the compass, Springfield’s D’Amour Museum exhibit of art forgery and fakes has struck a resounding global chord.

January 29, 2014
Fake Picassos Are Currently Being Shown at a Springfield Museum’s Exhibition on Forgery
Complex Art + Design
“Once upon a time, forgeries were the dirty little secrets of the art world,” the exhibition’s curator Colette Loll told the Boston Globe. “But they are important cultural artifacts. Forgeries have existed throughout the existence of art. It’s one of the oldest professions in the world. As long as there’s a thriving art market, there’s a thriving forgery market.”

January 28, 2014
Travelling exhibition organized by International Arts & Artists reveals the captivating world of art forgeries
artdaily.org
Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World profiles five prolific forgers from the 20th century to the present day and sheds light onto the ways their infamous legacies beguiled the art world.

January 26, 2014
Forgeries: Real insights from fake art
The Boston Globe
The artworks in question are fake, but there’s real value in understanding them better.

January 21, 2014
Springfield exhibit explores deceit in art world
The Boston Globe, by Geoff Edgers
Forgeries at the museum? Don’t call the FBI in just yet. These paintings are among more than 60 works in an unorthodox exhibition that opens Tuesday at Springfield’s D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

January 2, 2014
Celebrated art forgeries coming to Springfield Museums
The Republican – MassLive, by Ray Kelley
Flying first class with a personal security guard from the Boijmans Van Beuningen in the Netherlands to the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, “Head of Christ” is getting the five-star treatment a 17th century masterpiece deserves. Surprising, since the oil painting is a 20th century fake.

January 1, 2014
So Valuable, It Could Almost be Real
The New York Times – The Arts, by Patricia Cohen
A 24-hour escort is not an unusual requirement for valuable international museum loans. What makes the security arrangements…notable in this case is that the painting is a fake.

August 26, 2013
The Giveaway – Who was the mysterious man donating all the valuable art?
The New Yorker, by Alec Wilkinson
In late May of 2008, a watercolor sketch of a woman in a yellow dress, with a red belt and blue shoes, arrived at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art…The sketch came with a copy of a page from an auction catalogue, as evidence of the piece’s provenance, and a letter from someone in Mississippi named Mark Landis.

April 7, 2011
Gleaning the True Identity of an Enigmatic Forger
The New York Times – Art & Design, by Eve M. Kahn
Elmyr de Hory, a Hungarian-born painter known for forging works by Picasso, Modigliani and Matisse, was the subject of biographies and documentaries full of his own lies about his background. In 1976, while under investigation for art fraud, he committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills, leaving behind boxes of paperwork that are now yielding some truths.

January 11, 2011
Elusive Forger, Giving but Never Stealing
The New York Times, by Randy Kennedy
His real name is Mark A. Landis, and he is a lifelong painter and former gallery owner. But when he paid a visit to the Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum in Lafayette, La., last September, he seemed more like a character sprung from a Southern Gothic novel.

Radio, Podcasts, Broadcasts

February 28, 2015
Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike, Skull in the Ashes
Mysteries at the Museum on The Travel Channel 
Don examines a damaged metal identification tag that played a role in a bizarre and heated crime, a painting by a man who pulled off one of the art world’s greatest deceptions, and a pin that represents a woman’s perilous push to advance equality.

September 4, 2014
‘Intent to Deceive,’ Jake Johannsen and Orgone  
Idea Stream, Applause, The Sound of Applause by Dee Perry 
Dee Perry unveils the new exhibition on view at the Canton Museum of Art on the art of the forgery - Intent to Deceive. Plus, she has some fun with stand-up comic Jake Johannsen prior to his performances at Hilarities. And we introduce you to the funky sounds of Los Angeles band – Orgone.

September 2, 2014
Exhibition featuring art fakes & forgeries at Canton Museum of Art also reveals FBI investigations
ABC NewsNet 5 Cleveland, by Colin McDermott
The Canton Museum of Art is full of fakes and forgeries. But it is not a mistake; it’s completely intentional. 

August 26, 2014
Canton museum takes a closer look at forgery, fraud and the art of deception 
WKSU News, by M.L. Schultze 
The work of the five 20th century art forgers profiled in an exhibit opening this week at the Canton Museum of Art has infiltrated collections worldwide. And some of it is now worth more than the artists they mimicked. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has this preview of the exhibition and the story of men, money and ego.

August 1, 2014
Elmyr
NPR’s Snap Judgment, Produced by Joe Rosenburg
Mark Forgy was an All American boy from the midwest backpacking through Europe, when a chance meeting with a total stranger changed his life forever. 

April 6, 2014
In the U.S. an exhibition fake paintings of the most famous artists incites great interest
Russia1

April 1, 2014
Open Studio with Jared Bowen: Intent to Deceive and Becoming Cuba
WGBH, by Jared Bowen
Jared visits the Springfield Museums for a preview of their ground-breaking exhibit, Intent to Deceive:Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World.

March 19, 2014
Springfield Museum Highlights Famous Artistic Forgeries
FOXCT, by John Charlton
An exhibit in Springfield shows how prevalent forgeries are in the art world. FOX CT’s John Charlton has more.

February 10, 2014
Masterpieces of deception: Some fake art worth real money
CBS Evening New with Scott Pelley,  by Anthony Mason
The crate arriving from a London museum holds one of the star paintings in a new exhibit at the D’Amour Museum in Springfield. Curator Colette Loll makes sure it’s given the white-glove treatment.

February 10, 2014
Exhibit On Art Deception Debuts In Springfield
WAMC Northeast Public Radio,  by Paul Tuthill
There are forgeries hanging in an art museum in Springfield, Massachusetts. But before anyone calls the cops, you should know the paintings are part of an unusual exhibit highlighting the multimillion dollar industry of fake art.

January 24, 2014
Famous Fakes: Art Exhibit in Springfield Looks at Forgeries and Forgers
New England Public Radio, by Jody Santos
This week, an exhibit opened at the Springfield Museums exploring some of the most infamous art forgery scandals of the century. It also delves into the minds of serial forgers. Called “Intent to Deceive,” the exhibit places masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse alongside examples of fakes that fooled some of the world’s most revered experts.

January 15, 2014
Intent to Deceive: Why art forgeries are commanding top level security
The Current (CBC Radio), by Anna Marie Tremonti

Colette Loll at CBC interview

Colette Loll at CBC interview

The fakes and forgeries of the Art World are now on tour. There are 60 works – only 14 of them authentic – showing the genius of those who would imitate Rembrandt or Vermeer …to name two. Today, we take a close look at the art of forgery and the deceptiveness of authentic art.

January 7, 2014
‘Intent To Deceive’ Explores Some Of The Art World’s Best Fakes
The Artery (90.9wbur Boston’s NPR® news station), by Bob Oakes
They’re described as the world’s most notorious con artists, and they’re about to be profiled in an exhibit set to debut at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass. The exhibit, Intent to Deceive, will put masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse alongside “ingenious fakes that confounded the experts,” while exploring the lives of the forgers who created them, including Elmyr de Hory, the subject of Orson Welle’s F is for Fake. Curator Julia Courtney joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the show, which opens Jan. 21.

January 7, 2014
Midori House, episode 560

Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows, by Steve Bloomfield
An excerpt from Midori House, a one-hour news show based in London. Presenter Steve Bloomfield interviewed Colette Loll, curator of Intent to Deceive.