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The International Catalogue Raisonné Association – New Initiative by the Royal Academy of Arts

Fascinating read and a long-awaited initiative from The Royal Academy of Arts in London

“In a market blighted by fakes and forgeries, art experts have faced legal action and even death threats for refusing to authenticate works as original. After years of mounting pressure, specialists are responding by establishing an organisation to give them confidence to express opinions without fear of retaliation.

The International Catalogue Raisonné Association is a not-for-profit group that will support the production of definitive inventories of an artist’s accepted artworks. It was launched in June at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with the aim of helping to limit the flow of fakes, partly by giving authenticators access to discounted specialist legal advice.”

Read the full article Art forgers face a new challenge from high-tech authenticators at Financial Times.