Art of the Phony (NYRB review by Charles Hope)

Charles Hope has a fascinating review of three books on forgery in the New York Review of Books, August 15, 2013 issue (paywalled). Perhaps his most interesting points are that our ideas of authenticity have changed greatly from the medieval period, from religious-effectiveness to historical-original (e.g., a religious relic would be authentic because it worked–it […]

Digital Photographs and Concepts of Art (James Reilly)

From Getty, James Reilly, the photograph conservation expert, comments about what digital photography has done:┬áThe important point is that, as the analogue structure goes away, it further erodes the notion that photography is a major art form in and of itself. …. Digital has undermined the notion of photography as an art form in itself. […]