aug 20

Art Authenticity

Oh good, the login to the CMS I wrote in 2001 still works!

Just a note -- I have been doing a series on Medium about art authenticity in the age of the copy. Here are all the links in one place:

Girl Part 1: This Is Not a Vermeer TM
Can anyone own a masterpiece? Five very dissimilar people share a common desire: To own a Vermeer.

Replicants Part 2: Uber for Art Forgeries
So you want to own a masterpiece? It's easy! In part two in this series about artistic authenticity, we explore how to score that painting you have always wanted.

Fake Part 3: Forgeries Gone Wild!
How widespread is art forgery? Experts say it's wildly rampant. Is it time to reconsider the economy of images?

Procuress Part 4: The End of Authentication
Woo-hoo! You just discovered a Vermeer in your aunts basement. But who will verify if it is real? Maybe no one.

Steal Part 5: The Artist, the Thief, the Forger, and Her Lover
How did the Mona Lisa become famous? The biggest art heist of all time connects the forger and the thief.


Whoa, comments still work too! This is like walking into the ruins of an ancient civilization, and there's still running water!

posted by Andy Baio at 5:18 PM on August 20, 2014

I bet this look quite wretched on mobile. It was coded before the iphone existed.

posted by Rex at 6:11 PM on August 20, 2014

I remember when this was the "new" design. I wonder if it's still got the cold fusion url extension, and I wonder if it'll take "Hello" auto-capitalized by my ipad.

posted by Alesh at 6:31 PM on August 20, 2014

Not only that, but the RSS feed works too.

posted by Jeremy at 8:29 AM on August 26, 2014

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