Friday, March 09, 2012

Another Day, Another Gallery On Baum Forgery Proven


Do you know Shag's work? He is a prolific Los Angeles painter and illustrator (real name: Josh Agle) who works in an appealing retro graphic style. He is also a very talented draftsman and a superb designer... but you wouldn't know that from looking at the drawing above from Gallery on Baum's collection!

But, of course, the Gallery on Baum's drawing is irrelevant, because –surprise!– it's yet another forgery. How do I know? Because his agent just emailed me to confirm it!

Up next from the GoB hall of shame: one of the greatest draftsmen in the history of animated film... or was he?

7 comments:

The Cat's Meow said...

Oh, God... not.... Tex Avery?

Peteykins said...

No, not Tex Avery. I'm actually surprised GoB hasn't sold any Avery fakes; seems right up their alley. They also don't "do" Chuck Jones or Bob Clampett.

Also: nobody would ever call Avery one of the greatest draftsmen in animation. A great director, yes, but not a great draftsman.

The Cat's Meow said...

Correct. So who does that leave.... McKimson? Hoboken, I'm dyin'!

Peteykins said...

No, none of them.

But hush now, don't spoil it. But if you go to GoB's eBay page, you'll figure it out.

dianegsocialist said...

I followed the link to Shag's page. He's not really my thing, but it does have grace and style -- and this drawing really doesn't have that!

How can Greco even offer things like this? And how unaware does someone have to be to buy the example you've provided at the prices he charges?

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Thanks for alerting people on these forgeries! I have posted some of the earlier fakes sold by Greco on my blog:
http://sekvenskonst.blogspot.com/search/label/Forgeries
Amazing how easy it seems to be to fool people with these badly done forgeries...

Peteykins said...

Yes, Joakim, your posts were excellent, and were part of my inspiration to continue this story.