'Project Elmyr de Hory: Fake!' at the Circulo de bellas Artes
Until May 12th the Circulo de Bellas Artes presents the exhibition 'Project Elmyr de Hory: Fake!' from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00; on Sundays and holidays from 11:00 to 14:00.
Elmyr de Hory's story is best known through two sources. On one hand his biography written by Clifford Irving (Fake! The story of Elmyr de Hory: the greatest Art Forger of Our Time). It is interesting to state that Irving was put into prison because he had written a false 'autobiography' of Howard Hughes. Another fake.
The other source is Orson Welles' movie 'F for Fake', were nothing is true and nothing is false.
For the exhibition other sources have been investigated in order to present the most realistic image of de Hory.
The idea behind this exhibition goes farther than the simple presentation of a fake. What does art really look for: beauty or the signature of a certain painter?
Photographies: Rafael Castañeda Fotografía
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