Is 'The Art of Forgery' an Art at All?

Is 'The Art of Forgery' an Art at All?

By Brice Ezell

Noah Charney's intriguing survey of art crime grapples with a question that he himself never fully answers: are the great forgers artists in their own right? 3 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

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//Recent Reviews

22 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

North Country (2005)

As the film more or less locks you into Josey's perspective, it appears that even the bleak environment denotes her perpetual exhaustion.

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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Though Ben is gruff and finds it difficult to cuddle up with his adorable daughter, the movie gives him good (or least movie-like) reason.

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Pop Montréal: Day 2 and 3 Featuring Antony and The Johnsons, CocoRosie, The Forms, and Big Bear

My original plan was an ambitious one, but then a nasty cold front descended. What to do?

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Rip It Up and Start Again: Post-Punk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds

Focusing primarily on British and American music between 1978 and 1984, Reynolds emphasizes the idea that the glossed-over post-punk years were not marginal to the history of rock: they actually spawned a range of sounds that were more revolutionary than punk itself and that left a far more significant legacy, laying the foundations for the subsequent emergence of alternative music in all its myriad forms.

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21 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (1983)

Rarely does a director's cut reflect a vision 'truer' to a source text. But, like most everything else surrounding the picture, The Outsiders: The Complete Novel is quite an anomaly.

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	Various Artists: Hurry Home Early: The Songs of Warren Zevon

A bevy of relatively unknown artists take on the works of Warren Zevon in this collection for Zevon fans who want a tribute album that doesn't include Adam Sandler.

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	Gretchen Wilson: All Jacked Up

Gretchen Wilson is precisely the sort of potentially great performer that country music needs.

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	Silver Jews: Tanglewood Numbers

Drinking beer to review records to drink beer to.

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20 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Joe Strummer: Walker

Strummer's soundtrack for Alex Cox's 1987 Western -- his first solo endeavor after the Clash disbanded -- is reissued for the first time since it went out of print.

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20 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Sacha Perry: Eretik

Classic Bebop piano with an amazing density of piano texture and a passionate commitment... righteous stuff of timeless validity, and the man is real.

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//Mixed media
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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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