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Title Modigliani's Genuine Fake Heads / Director: Donfrancesco, Giovanni
Published Australia : SBS 2, 2011
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Description 1 streaming video file (53 min. 19 sec.) ; 318224172 bytes
Summary In Livorno, Italy, the artist Modigliani is said to have dumped some sculptures of heads into the canal outside his apartment after suffering a negative response from art critics. Fifty years later, researchers persuade the municipal authorities to dredge the canal in a search for the heads. As failure follows failure, suddenly they find two sculptured heads. Art critics rave and the heads are exhibited both locally and nationally. Before long, however, scandal erupts over the authenticity of the sculptures. (From Italy, in Italian and English) (Documentary) PG
Event Broadcast 2012-02-18 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Modigliani, Amedeo, 1884-1920.
Art criticism.
Originality in art.
Sculpture -- Collectors and collecting.
Sculpture -- Forgeries.
Sculpture, Italian -- Expertising.
Italy -- Livorno.
Form Streaming video
Author Donfrancesco, Giovanni, director