Date - January 5, 2017
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Loft Artists Association of Stamford
575 Pacific Street
Stamford, CT, 06902
Join me for the opening reception of “Landscape Paintings and Forgery” with a talk by Curator Kirsten Brophy. Inspired by a landscape painting from the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s permanent collection, Loft Artists Association members will showcase an exhibition of landscape work from January 5 to February 5.
From the website: loftartists.com
Midsummer, Montclair, NJ c.1873 is a large oil on canvas landscape that was gifted to the Stamford Museum in 1971 by Harvey L. Rohde of New Canaan, CT. Originally attributed to George Inness (1825 –1894), a prominent American landscape painter, art historian and Innes expert Michael Quick has verified that the actual artist was Alexander Wust, (1837-1876) a Dutch-born landscape painter who painted in a style quite similar to Innes. Forged signatures and dates create faked paintings. Who benefits and who loses in the shady, even criminal world of art forgery? The painting will be on view and Curator Kirsten Brophy will tell the full story at the opening reception January 5 at 6 PM.
This show marks the third collaborative event between LAA and SM&NC. “Landscape Paintings and Forgery” is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm. Admission and parking are free.
After the opening, members are invited to have dinner as a group at a nearby restaurant, more information is coming soon.
Members who would like to attend can RSVP to Laura.
Loft Artists Association, 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT