The Orange Vendor, 1916
Oil on canvas
131 x 97 cm
Museum Ludwig, Köln
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Köln / Russian Avantgarde Research Project
Russian Avant-Garde at the Museum Ludwig: Original and Fake. Questions, Research, Explanations Various Artist
After a long period in which the subject was taboo, an increasing number of museums are opening up to a transparent accounting of counterfeit works, exchanging insights, and, if necessary, deciding to write off works from their collections. With a studio exhibition on the Russian avant-garde, the Museum Ludwig is asking questions about the authenticity of works in its collection. Thanks to Peter and Irene Ludwig, in addition to Pop Art and Picasso, the Russian avant-garde is one of the focuses of the museum’s collection, with more than 600 works from the period between 1905 and 1930, including some 100 paintings.