Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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17 July 2017Is it worth it? Fakes, Forgeries and Fashion in the Art Market

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Is it worth it? Fakes, Forgeries and Fashion in the Art Market
David Boyd Haycock BA (Hons ) MA PhD
Monday 17 July 2017

David read Modern History at the University of Oxford and has an MA in the History of Art and a PhD in British History.  He is the author of a number of books and has lectured widely at galleries and museums in the UK including Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery.  He was formerly a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and at UCLA and was Curator of Maritime and Imperial History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.  He is now a freelance writer and lecturer.

What a vast subject!  Sadly the Art market has always been open to fraud – perhaps especially now when prices have soared to such dizzy heights.  If you are contemplating investing several million pounds in a painting maybe this lecture will help you avoid the pitfalls.  Those of you who have heard David lecture to us previously will know we can look forward to an informative and entertaining afternoon which will put us in the right mood for our Summer break.