False beauty. Based on true stories

Donald Trump has a painting that looks like a real Renoir, but is definitely a fake, according to experts. Few weeks ago, the Art Institute of Chicago declared that this artwork (French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Two Sisters”) hangs in the museum — and not in the president’s home in Trump Tower.

This story is not surprising. According to a report, 50% of artwork in circulation is not authentic and SGS Art Services, specialized in technical analyses to date artworks, assess condition and determine authenticity, said that between 70% and 90% of pieces that go through their laboratory come out as fakes.

“The art crime is almost as old as art itself” art detective Arthur Brand stated during an interview. “Fakes art the great art of our age” wrote Jonathon Keats in his book, exploring art forgery from ancient times to the present.

History has always been full of fraud and forgery… In “The Sense Of Beauty”, we collected the stories of many art forgers, who have challenged “legitimate” art in their own time, upsetting the status quo.