Friday Lunch & Lecture – Trick or Treat? Fakes & Forgeries in the Art Market


Art History



Richard Kay

24 February 2023

1:00 pm

£29 includes lunch

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Would you ever expect to be tricked by a fake picture?

This fully illustrated talk looks at a few different categories of fakes and forgeries, three men who tried (and succeeded) in fooling the art market – at least for a while – and a few pointers about how forgeries have been devised over the centuries to try and trick the trusting into a trap.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

Richard Kay is a Director of Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne and the firm’s specialist in paintings, drawings, watercolour and prints. After leaving university in 1986, he joined Sothebys and spent eight years with them before moving to Phillips (now Bonhams) to be a picture specialist and Associate Director there. He joined Lawrences in 1999. His particular area of interest is British printmaking since 1900.

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