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

20 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Beautiful Boxer (2004)

The fight scenes are engrossing, drawing attention to a broader exploration of the friction between two gender ideals.

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20 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Abouna (2002)

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's second film is lilting and profound at once, precise and sinuous, pulsing with brilliant, sometimes breathtaking color and dense emotional detail, even as it tells a tale of loss and longing.

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	Stereolab: Oscillons from the Anti-Sun

Any Stereolab fan knows that the band's sound has morphed a million times, each time bringing in and incorporating more styles. This box set not only shows the band's mastery of these various styles, but also the stylish aplomb they radiate while creating pop treats.

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	Reckless Kelly: Wicked Twisted Road

Reckless Kelly proves to be a fine-tuned precision machine, with all parts working in tandem to produce a solid, often breathtaking, piece of alt-country beauty.

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	The Ponys: Celebration Castle

On their second album, The Ponys shift from a full-on gallop to a more classy canter.

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	The Perishers: Let There Be Morning

From The OC to your CD player, The Perishers are out to... well, not rock you so much as lull you to sleep.

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Manic Street Preachers: The Holy Bible—10th Anniversary Edition

It remains a galling, cankerous reminder of the painful and profound issues that the majority of pop music has always been designed to mask. If the album seems strained in places, overwrought in others and unimaginably grim throughout, it is still -- despite these flaws -- a vital and demanding work.

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19 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Paul Gilbert: Space Ship One

Guitar wunderkind Paul Gilbert delivers another fine solo effort -- backed by Linus of Hollywood and Marco Minnemann -- that marries pop with metal and rocks its melodic way into your heart.

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Four Tet: Everything Ecstatic

Everyone's favourite purveyor of blissful beats has gone ballistic, and the smoking gun suits him -- when you're armed with as much talent as Hebden, you can make your own rules.

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19 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Deep Thinkers: Necks Move

One gets deep. The other just thinks. Unequal halves. Will the disparity be reconciled?"

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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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