How counterfeits can destroy a painter
Article by Nadia NAZAREVSKAYA based on an interview with Andrei Nakov, published in Russian in the weekly KULTURA n° 15 (7678) Moscow 16-22 April 2009, p. 3
The exhibition “ Alexandra Exter and her Friends ” caused a huge scandal in France. All of the artworks presented at the exhibition at the Tours Château were seized. This enormous scandal on the French art market threatens a good part of the Russian avant-garde market and our Russian market. Counterfeits are like viruses on the Internet, but this virus can destroy the international art market. Only a few years ago, we in Russia witnessed a similar scandal. Now, new fakes are coming to us from Europe. Andrei Nakov, well-known art historian specialist in Kazimir Malewicz and Russian avant-garde painters discusses this situation.