Why Copies

Un ambiente ricco di copie d'autore


The reproduction loved by enthusiasts who can not afford an original remains the “False Author” with relative self-certification.

Author’s Fake in Italy exist and are regulated by a special law. The cost varies depending on the artist’s ability to paint in oil.
It is true that having a real fake on the walls of the house is always a work of art and one can claim to have a unique piece.

Following the lurking of many users who declare “in love with pictorial art” it is advisable to disclose some clarifications on the topic of “False D’autore”.

Does the quality of fake artist that accompanies the painting guarantee its quality and value?

Absolutely not, certification of non-authenticity is a purely and exclusively legal necessity (with respect to the copyright of the original author and especially of Article 179 of the Code of Cultural Property and Landscape), nothing to do with the level quality or value of the copy made, in two words it can be said that even a child could copy a painting by Raffaello and if he decides to sell it, it would be done regardless of the quality of his work, either terrible or superb, accompanying him with a statement which certifies the non-authenticity of what he has accomplished.
Excerpt from the Code of Cultural Property pursuant to Article 10 of Law No.137 of 6 July 2002 (Official Gazette 24 February 2004, No 45). “Article 179 cases shall not be punishable – 1. The provisions of Article 178 shall not apply to persons who reproduce, hold, place or otherwise distribute copies of works of painting, sculpture or graphics, or copies or imitations of objects of antiques or historical or archaeological interest, declared objects of antiquity or of historical or archaeological interest, declared expressly untrue when exhibiting or selling, by written record of the work or object or, when this is not possible for the nature or size of the copy or imitation, by means of a declaration issued at the time of exhibition or sale. They do not apply equally to artistic restorations that have not re-established the original work decisively. ”
The Code of Cultural Heritage and the Landscape also allows you to not necessarily place the declaration on the copies of the author; there are cases where the canvas on the back does not allow or why it is too fine and bonding could create problems, or there are other technical impediments. The important thing is, however, that these precious artifacts are verbally declared to those who acquire them as untruthful, delivering the certification in his hands to confirm the lack of authenticity without any misunderstanding.

I have seen fake works by contemporary artists like Vettriano, Hopper, Kandiskij, Picasso, Fiume, De Chirico, because she refuses to reproduce them?

Italian legislation and not only prohibits copies of works by artists who have died for less than 70 years; the law protects the right to reproduction of an original work Theoretically, it would also be possible to reproduce a work by Picasso but this would require the written permission of the rights holders, or the heirs, in addition to paying a fair remuneration for the right of reproduction, which would make the thing somewhat expensive and unmanageable. Then, make copies of works that have not received reproduction permission from rights holders or have not become copyrighted by the public domain and are not legal. If you are going to buy paintings of authors who have died for less than 70 years, be aware that you are throwing away your money. What you buy is illegal.

Why often do fake authors do not match the size of their original paintings?

Always for legal reasons the copies are good that they differ in height and width of a few centimeters as compared to the original work. In France, where there is a well-defined course of action, it is recommended that the size is at least 1/5 in relation to the original.

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