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Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication
Alicia Boutilier, Tobi Bruce, Marie-Claude Corbeil, Angie Littlefield, Joan Murray

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Year: 2021
112 pp, 7.5" x 10.4"
ISBN: 978-1-55339-632-1
$25.00 hardcover

Tom Thomson (1877-1917) is one of the most recognized painters in Canada, he is also one of the most copied.

Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication is about how artworks are authenticated. It considers the various questions asked when trying to determine whether an artwork is really by the hand of the artist.

How do we know if we’re looking at the real thing?
This publication explores key themes that guide the authentication process: signature, subject matter, style, materials and provenance. Essays from Alicia Boutilier, Tobi Bruce, Marie-Claude Corbeil, Angie Littlefield, and Joan Murray explore each facet of the process. The process can be conclusive or elusive, because authentication is a complex and interdependent practice that both frustrates and fascinates.

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