The Surprising Truth About Fake Art and How to Avoid Being Scammed
$200 billion is spent worldwide on art every year, and $6 billion of that is tainted by illegal and illicit activity.
By BEN RYDER HOWE | Culture
There are also artists who specialize in borrowing, if not stealing, the vibe of blue chip artists. Such imitators may create “Warholesque imagery,” says art adviser Kipton Cronkite, “but if people walk into a room and say, ‘Oh, that looks like a Warhol,’ then it’s up to the collector to correct them, right?”
Still other people may be less prone to fake art anxiety because for them art is less a status game than a cold-blooded investment.