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Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

May 29, 2015 - June 8, 2015

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May 29, 30, 31, June 5, 6 and 7 Scroll down for Times and locations

For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. An expert in art history, theory and painting techniques, he tracked down the gaps in the oeuvres of great artists – Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Heinrich Campendonk, André Derain and Max Pechstein, above all – and filled them with his own works. He and his wife Helene would then introduce them to the art world as originals.

What makes these forgeries truly one-of-a-kind is that they are never mere copies of once-existing paintings, but products of Beltracchi’s imagination, works “in the style of” famous early 20th-century artists. With his forgeries, he fooled renowned experts, curators and art dealers. The auctioneers Sotheby’s and Christie’s were hoodwinked, just like Hollywood star Steve Martin and other collectors throughout the world.

In “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery”, Wolfgang and his wife Helene Beltracchi chat openly – and with great wit and charm – about their quixotic adventures in an overheated art world ruled by blind greed, and in which apparently no one has an answer to the question as to what is an original, and what is a forgery. (2015; Germany; 93 min)

 

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Fri, June 5

The 100-Year Old Man 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

 

Sat, June 6

The 100-Year Old Man 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

 

Sun, June 7

The 100-Year Old Man 5:30 @ Bear’s Place

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery 7:45 @ Bear’s Place

 

Sun, June 7

The 100-Year Old Man 5:30 at Bear’s Place

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery 7:45 @ Bear’s Place

 

Fri, June 12

The 100-Year Old Man 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

 

 

Sat, June 13

The 100-Year Old Man 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

 

Sun, June 14

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq 5:30 @ Bear’s Place

The 100-Year Old Man 7:45 @ Bear’s Place

 

 

Fri, June 19

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq 6:30 @ IU Fine Arts

The 100-Year Old Man 7:30 @ IU Woodburn

La Sapienza 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts

 

Sat, June 20

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq 6:30 @ IU Fine Arts

The 100-Year Old Man 7:30 @ IU Woodburn

La Sapienza 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts

 

Sun, June 21

La Sapienza 5:30 @ Bear’s Place

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq 7:45 @ Bear’s Place

 

Fri, June 26

La Sapienza 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq  7:45 @ IU Woodburn

 

Sat, June 27

La Sapienza 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq  7:45 @ IU Woodburn

 

Sun, June 28

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq  5:30 @ Bear’s Place

La Sapienza 7:45 @ Bear’s Place

Details

Start:
May 29, 2015
End:
June 8, 2015
Cost:
$5