Talk [artcommune] - Learning to Authenticate Chen Wen Hsi's Paintings
April 19, 2018
Chen Wen Hsi is perhaps the only Singapore artist whose works have been forged in such a large quantity by organised syndicates. The astonishing amount of faked paintings on circulation in the market since the mid-1980s is estimated to be around 5000 pieces. These imitations, which sometimes display accomplished ink painting techniques, had even shown up at auction houses, resulting in unfamiliar collectors paying hefty sums only to realise the damage!
In view of this, artcommune has organised a talk to help clients understand the background of these syndicates and share their knowledge on how to authenticate Chen Wen Hsi’s paintings and differentiate the real works from the fake ones. Please note that this is a ticketed event and that registration is required.
Who should attend: Any existing or new collectors who are interested in Chen Wen Hsi’s art and authenticity in order to minimise their future collecting risk When: 22 April 2018 (Sunday) Speaker: Mr. Ho Sou Ping, artist and Gallery Founder of artcommune. Mr. Ho also holds an M.A. in Art History from Lasalle, Singapore. Duration: 7.00 - 9.30 pm (2.5 hours) Language: English Cost: $25 per pax
To register for this talk, please visit this link.