Art Newspaper Notes Growing Number of Fakes Attributed to African-American Modernists

January 4th, 2019

Jacob Lawrence, via Art NewspaperThe increasing attention to African-American modernism has led to increased efforts at counterfeiting the work of artists like Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas and more. “It’s a whole generation: you could go from A to Z through the list, from Charles Alston to Charles White. I am seeing fakes attributed to all of them,” dealer Michael Rosenfeld says.“You simply can’t go back to the source any more, and there is only a handful of people who worked first-hand with a lot of these artists while they were alive,” he says. 

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