ASU Art Museum Turns Fake Piece Into Exhibit

Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 4:17pm
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The Indian and The Pioneer, formally attributed to Federic Remington.

What does an art museum do when it suspects one of its works is a fake? In the case of the ASU Art Museum, it turns that into an exhibit.

“Superflex: Superfake/The Parley” involves the Danish artist collective Superflex and looks at a “questionable” painting in the museum’s collection, allegedly by Frederic Remington. As it turns out, the piece is a copy of Remington’s work, called “The Parley.”

Julio Cesar Morales, a curator at the ASU Art Museum, spoke about the piece.

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