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“Proyecto Fake. Elmyr de Hory”
Círculo de Bellas Artes, in Madrid, Feb to May 2013
“Proyecto Fake. Elmyr de Hory” will be on view from February (probably 6 or 7) to May 2013 in one of the most important cultural institutions in Spain, the Círculo de Bellas Artes, in Madrid. The Circle of Fine Arts was founded in 1880; is a private cultural non-profit institution declared "Protection center of Fine Arts and Public Utility, and has a major program of exhibitions, conferences, publications … is one of the most prestigious cultural centers in Spain; is located in the center of Madrid, Calle Alcalá; "in front" of Ritz Hotel, and near The Prado and Thyssen Museums.
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Gleaning the True Identity of an Enigmatic Forger
From The New York Times, April 7, 2011
Elmyr de Hory, a Hungarian-born painter known for forging works by Picasso, Modigliani and Matisse, was the subject of biographies and documentaries full of his own lies about his background. In 1976, while under investigation for art fraud, he committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills, leaving behind boxes of paperwork that are now yielding some truths.
Mark Forgy (pronounced FOR-ghee), a writer in suburban Minneapolis who was Mr. de Hory’s assistant and housemate on Ibiza in the 1970s, inherited the archive. He has been poring over it with Colette Loll Marvin, an art historian in Paris. They are conducting interviews and tracking down government records to update a Web site and to produce a documentary and exhibition, both titled “Elmyr de Hory: The Art and Science of Deception.”
“I’m so far down the rabbit hole,” Ms. Marvin said in a recent phone interview, “I’m just not going to rest until I find out who this man is.”
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