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

4 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (2004)

Nobody Knows honors the innocence of childhood, even as it slips away.

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996)

The film presents an idiosyncratic vision of Fanon's lifelong struggle, as a colonized subject seeking freedom of thought and identity.

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4 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Boogeyman (2005)

Tim's flashbacks ram through his consciousness and onto the movie screen with a sort of car-crash effect.

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	These Arms Are Snakes: Oxeneers / The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home

Indecision turns interesting compositions into over-produced tracks that are weighed down by too many competing idea.

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	Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express: Turn the Pigeons Loose

Shows Prophet in fine form and in full command of his mix of blues, country, folk, and whatever else the West Coast musician feels like tossing in.

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	Ladysmith Black Mambazo: No Boundaries

Joseph Shabalala is a true pioneer in world music, not just for his arrangements and his beautiful voice, but also for his forward-thinking spirit, but his new collaboration with a chamber group comes up short.

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	John Legend: Get Lifted

Legend has fashioned a rather nuanced and sophisticated debut -- a Nora Jones for the R&B faithful.

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	The Go-Betweens: 16 Lovers Lane / Tallulah / Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express

The Aussie's better answer to The Smiths return to one's timeless pop memory with expanded versions of classic albums.

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3 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Farrah: Me Too

Farrah master and update those new wave sounds of old with great charm and spirit. This album is a tour-de-force of sweet, well-crafted pop gems that are as good as you'd hoped, if not better.

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3 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ashanti: Concrete Rose

It’s hard to imagine anyone flipping over the music of Ashanti Douglas, better known simply as Ashanti, a beautiful R&B vocalist from

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

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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