A Real van Gogh: How the Art World Struggles with Truth by Henk TrompA Real van Gogh: How the Art World Struggles with Truth by Henk Tromp

A Real van Gogh: How the Art World Struggles with Truth

byHenk Tromp

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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In 1928, after eleven years of extensive research and editing, Dr. Jacob Baart de la Faille finally finished the first catalogue raisonné of Vincent van Gogh’s work. Soon after, however, de la Faille discovered that he had mistakenly listed dozens of forged works as genuine in the catalog. He quickly set out to set the record straight but was met with strong resistance from art dealers, collectors, critics, politicians, amongst others—all of whom had self-interested reasons to oppose his corrections.

            
To this day, the international art world struggles to separate the real Van Goghs from the fake. A Real Van Gogh begins with the story of de la Faille and moves into the late decades of the twentieth century, outlining the numerous clashes over the authenticity of Van Gogh’s works while simultaneously exposing the often bewildering ramifications for art critics and scholars when they bring unwelcome news.

Henk Tromp is a lecturer in cultural anthropology at Leiden University.
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Title:A Real van Gogh: How the Art World Struggles with TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:351 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9089641769

ISBN - 13:9789089641762

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Table of Contents

Dramatis personae
Introduction

1    An eye for an eye
2    True colors
3    Hushing up
4    For art's sake
5    The expert tamed
6    Retaliation
7    An uneasy legacy
8    Between a rock and a hard place
9    Among art experts
10  The gift
11  The unfinished Vincent

Acknowledgments
Notes
Archives
Illustrations
Bibliography
Index of names

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“Based on prodigious research, Henk Tromp’s work provides a fascinating case study of the problem of authenticity. This question of what is real and what is true extends far beyond the realm of art history and may be the most difficult cultural and moral issue all of us face today.”