An expert for Genoa prosecutors says that 20 of 60 works exhibited last year are fakes, but the owners of the works demand independent appraisals.
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Italian prosecutors doubt the authenticity of 21 works attributed to Amedeo Modigliani in an exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
Gwendolyn Weiner, daughter of the collectors Ted and Lucile Weiner, donated Modigliani’s “Head” (circa 1913) to the museum in honor of her parents.
Despite historic impact, collectors favor other 20th-century movements.
The painting, which shows the artist’s lover and model Fernande Olivier, was last sold at auction in 1973 for about $500,000.
The dealer David Nahmad says whispers won’t force him to give up “Seated Man With a Cane,” a painting at the center of a continuing legal dispute.
Modern art roared on while old masters and young stars lost value.
The complaint, filed in New York State Supreme Court, says that the Nahmad family of art dealers controls the 1918 painting, now in a Swiss warehouse. The family denies it.
The New York Times coverage of the artist, who had a work sell this week for $170.4 million, as his stock had begun its climb.