Futurist Forgeries

No art movement has ever been so comprehensively faked as the revolutionary “Russian avant-garde” of the 1910s and 1920s.

Gustav Klutsis (Wikimedia Commons)

If you go to eBay and type “Rembrandt” or “Picasso” into the search bar, you will not find canvases selling for a few hundred dollars purporting to be authenticated works. But try it with a few famous Eastern European names — Kazimir Malevich, Lyubov Popova, El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis — and you’ll find exactly that. Canvases that […]

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