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By Adam Lerner

In 2010 the Museum of up to date artwork Denver director Adam Lerner did anything extraordinary within the museum international: he fastened a wide exhibition of work with no first realizing whether or not they have been actual or fakes. Painted within the Suprematist and Constructivist kind of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the 181 canvases have been bought by means of beginner creditors Ron and Roger Pollard from a mysterious vendor in Germany they met on eBay who claimed the work have been present in an deserted delivery box held in German customs because the Nineteen Eighties. In From Russia with Doubt, Lerner skillfully weaves jointly the tale—from the preliminary eBay locate to his debatable choice to convey the collection—guiding readers in the course of the having a look glass into the Byzantine corridors of the artwork international and past, describing the vendors' quest to authenticate and appraise the would-be masterpieces. What he reveals increases strong questions on our personal dating to paintings.

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Oil on canvas, 26. 25 × 17. seventy five inches. 19 Fig. forty two (page forty seven) Artist unknown, n. d. Oil on canvas, 22 × 15 inches. 20 Fig. forty three (page forty eight) Artist unknown, n. d. Oil on canvas, 21. 25 × 14 inches. one hundred sixty inde x o f wo rks 21 Fig. forty four (page forty eight) Artist unknown, n. d. Oil on canvas, 28 × 19 inches. 22 Fig. forty five (page forty eight) Artist unknown, n. d. Oil on canvas, 18 × 15 inches. 23 Fig. forty six (page forty nine) Artist unknown, n. d. Oil on canvas, 23. five × thirteen. seventy five inches. 24 Fig. forty seven (page 50) Artist unknown. within the form of Kazimir Malevich, n. d. Oil on canvas, 35. five × 27. five inches. 25 Fig. fifty four (page fifty seven) Artist unknown. within the type of Kazimir Malevich, n. d. Oil on canvas, 28. seventy five × 21. 25 inches. 26 Fig. fifty seven (page sixty two) Artist unknown. within the type of Liubov Popova, n. d. combined media on wooden, 15. 25 × thirteen inches. 27 Fig. fifty nine (page sixty three) Artist unknown. within the kind of Alexandra Exter, n. d. Oil on canvas, 15. seventy five × eleven. seventy five inches. 28 Fig. sixty eight (pages seventy seven + 146) Artist unknown. within the form of Olga Rozanova, n. d. Oil on canvas, 19. seventy five × 23. seventy five inches. 29 (page seventy eight) Artist unknown. within the type of Liubov Popova, n. d. Oil on canvas, 23. five × 19. five inches. 30 (page seventy nine) Artist unknown. within the kind of Liubov Popova, n. d. Oil on canvas, 27. seventy five × 23. five inches. 31 (page eighty) Artist unknown. within the sort of Alexandra Exter, n. d. Oil and gouache on canvas, 30. 25 × 22. five inches. 32 (page eighty one) Artist unknown. within the type of Alexandra Exter, n. d. Oil on canvas, 23. five × 21. 25 inches. inde x o f wo rks 161 33 (page eighty two) Artist unknown. within the variety of Nadezhda Udaltsova, n. d. Oil on canvas, 28. seventy five × 23. five inches. 34 (page eighty three) Artist unknown. within the kind of Kazimir Malevich, n. d. combined media on canvas, 22 × 18 inches. 35 (page eighty four) Artist unknown, n. d. combined media development, 21. five × thirteen. 25 inches. 36 (page eighty five) Artist unknown. within the type of Varvara Stepanova, n. d. university on paper, nine × 6. seventy five inches. 37 (page 86) Artist unknown, n. d. combined media building, 23. 25 × 14. five inches. 38 (page 87) Artist unknown, n. d. combined media building, 33 × 15. seventy five inches. 39 (page 88) Artist unknown. within the form of Kazimir Malevich, n. d. Oil on canvas, 23. five × 15. seventy five inches. forty (page 89) Artist unknown. within the sort of Kazimir Malevich, n. d. combined media on canvas, 26. 25 × 17. seventy five inches. forty-one (page ninety) Artist unknown. within the sort of Aleksandr Rodchenko, n. d. Oil on canvas, forty × 33. five inches. forty two (page ninety one) Artist unknown. within the sort of Liubov Popova, n. d. Oil on canvas, 21. five × 17 inches. forty three (page ninety two) Artist unknown. within the type of Aleksandr Rodchenko, n. d. combined media on canvas, 14. 25 × 10. 25 inches. forty four (page ninety three) Artist unknown, n. d. Oil and college on board, sixteen. 25 × 15 inches. 162 inde x o f wo rks 45 (page ninety four) Artist unknown, n. d. combined media on canvas, 23. five × 15. seventy five inches. forty six (page ninety five) Artist unknown, n. d. Oil on canvas, 29 × 23. five inches. forty seven (page ninety six) Artist unknown. within the variety of Aleksandr Rodchenko, n. d. Oil on canvas, 23. five × 19. five inches. forty eight (page ninety seven) Artist unknown. within the kind of Aleksandr Rodchenko, n. d. Oil on canvas, 32. five × 21 inches. forty nine (page ninety eight) Artist unknown. within the form of Aleksandr Rodchenko, n. d. Oil on canvas, 35. five × 23.

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