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BOOK REVIEWS

Looking for the Real Deal

FAKE AND FINE ART

Three books explore the origins of contemporary objects—some art, others maybe not.


REAL FAKE ART, By Michael Wolf, Published by Asia One Books, Hong Kong and Peperoni Books, Germany, 2011, Hardcover with color illustrations, 128 pages.

As the world economy deteriorates and people with spare change in their pockets seek havens to preserve their capital, questions of authenticity, of real versus fake, seem all the more pressing. But while investor-collectors, dealers and auction houses focus their efforts on issues of originality and provenance, artists…

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