September 23, 2013
After reading this article, I was really interested in finding out what happens when people mistake
art for fakes, like with what happened to Van Goghs' in 1908. I researched about who is responsible for
mistakes and forgeries like this, the buyers or the sellers? In my opinion I would not say it is anyones
fault, how can one be so sure of whether something is real or fake. In the article I read, it talks about
how accountability matters. Say you were looking to buy a pair of shoes from someone, you would
want to know what kind of environment they've been in, how many times they've been worn, who was
wearing them, and things like that. It's the same with art and other collectable things.
It is also said that when looking to buy something that could be fake, always set up a time where
you can inspect the item and make sure that it is what you want. Anything the seller says could be a lie,
or a scam, you just have to be careful enough to check things out yourself and use your research and
background information to see whether it’s a fake or not.