Dr. Eastaugh, Dr. Nadolny and Ms. Gutman Rieppi are available for media appearances and public lectures. Below, a list of some of the print, web and film media in which our work has been featured:
In The News
AA&R is often asked to comment on news in the art world. Recent features include:
On finding art treasures in the Guardian, 30 July, 2015:
AA&R assisted in obtaining a conviction in July 2015 for the art dealer David Carter, who had been selling forgeries of the Cornish artist Alfred Wallis (1855-1942). The case was widely covered in the media, including:
‘Art made in China: but could you spot a fake work of art?’, Channel 4 News, 9th February 2015. Reporter Paraic O’Brien challenges Dr. Eastaugh to spot Dulwich Picture Gallery’s newly acquired fake, hung as part of their Made In China exhibition.
Publications about AA&R
A number of publications have described the work of AA&R including:
Anthony M. Amore, The Art of the Con: the most notorious fakes, frauds and forgeries in the art world, New York: St. Martin’s Press LLC (2015).
Susanne Donner, ‘Fakten gegen Fälscher’, Der Tagesspiegel, (30th January 2015). (In German: On the problems of fakes in the art market and the steps being taken to combat them. Quotes Dr. Eastaugh extensively).
Nicolette de Joncaire, ‘Les œuvres passes au crible’, Work. L’Économie au feminin, nr. 4, June (2014) pp. 34-5. (In French: interview with Jilleen Nadolny).
Tom Flynn, ‘When two hostile worlds meet?’, RICS Property Journal. Arts, Art Market (March/April 2014) pp. 48-9.
Clare Finn, ‘The Devil in the Detail’, Apollo, February (2104). (On the prevalence of art forgery and the recent development of technical art history).
Media on the Beltracchi Case
In 2011, the work AA&R was mentioned extensively in the context of the so-called “Jaeger’s forgery” scandal, which saw the conviction of a German art forgery ring that had saturated the art market with an estimated 30 million pounds worth of forged paintings over the last decades. While working as a private consultant, AA&R’s Head of Research, Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh, was the first specialist to conclusively identify a work by the leader of the ring, Wolfgang Beltracchi, as a fake. Subsequently, AA&R has investigated a number of further works, allowing us extensive insight into the materials and methods common to this group of forgeries (for articles on this topic written by Dr. Eastaugh and Dr. Nadolny, see the “Publications” section of the website). Here, a selection of media features describing the case: The Daily Mail on Sunday – May 3, 2015
The Guardian – October 17, 2010
Der Spiegel – 27 October, 2011
Channel 4 news feature (UK), Paraic O’Brian, ‘Portrait of the artist as a conman’:
Stefan Koldehoff and Tobias Timm, Falsche Bilder, Echtes Geld (Fake paintings, real money), Verlag Galliani: Berlin (2012). (In German: On the Beltracchi affair; in German and in French translation).
AA&R has featured in a number programs investigating the authenticity of works of art and the scientific investigation of art.
A selection of these programs are as follows:
Full details and content summaries of the programs may be found below.
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