When artists deny, disavow or reject their work

After a bizarre authenticity court case, a Chicago court has ruled that a 40-year-old landscape painting is not by the Scottish-born artist Peter Doig. Retired corrections officer Robert Fletcher brought the lawsuit against the artist in 2013, claiming that Doig had sold the picture to him in the 1970s, and that Doig’s subsequent denials of his account were false. The artist’s lawyers argued that the painting was the creation of another man, Pete Doige, who had been incarcerated at the Thunder Bay correctional centre where Fletcher worked over the period in question. Doige died in 2012, but his family testified in court that the work was his. Read the full article on Apollo.

Lucian Freud on BBC's 'Fake or Fortune' Courtesy BBC

Lucian Freud on BBC’s ‘Fake or Fortune’ Courtesy BBC

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