The Internet is responsible for an enormous revolution. Never has so much information and so many objects been available. We can say that art has reached its peak as “commodity” and “investment”. To the point of almost turning into a merchandise in the best style of the canned ones designed by Andy Warhol. There are numerous treatises on art and its unfolding over the centuries. It would be an immense text and a long loss of time to discuss this story. The absurd point of all this evolution is the incredible market of fake objects and sold on internet auction sites. Many do not buy the “idea” or the aesthetic pleasure but rather the “mark”, the signature. In this bunch many end up finding real bargains! But almost always false! Like Renoir’s case on Trump’s wall or more sophisticated copies like the one sold by the famous Sotheby’s auction house.
All this seems to have a magical or cinematic atmosphere but the truth is that many “smart guys” are throwing money away and simply turning the arts market into a huge trash can! Perhaps this is the turning point for art to be more than a profitable business or a criminal underworld asset. One of the most absurd sites is – http://www.liveauctioneers.com – a true mousetrap. It has everything! Ming Dynasty, Tang, Renoir, Picasso and everything else you imagine. Almost everything that is sold on this site is fake! Recently a faker admitted in a blog on darknet have sold hundreds of forgeries through this site. Another curious fact about this site is that the “auction house” itself is able to bid and manipulate the price.A recent user of the site has revealed that he has created an account as a seller and another as a buyer.With the buyer account he manipulated the bids. Obviously each one does what understands with money, but to believe that is possible find rarities and masters of painting every day is at least naive!
Are you smart? Bid now!!!!!!
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