Challenges to authenticity in the aboriginal art market

Conference Papers
Resource theme: 
Fakes & Forgeries
Export, Acquisition & Due diligence
Resource type: 
Bibliography - Conference Papers
ALDER Christine
Australian Institute of Criminology
Pages / Length: 
7 p.
Language of publication: 

Over the past two or three years the Aboriginal art market has been the subject of considerable media attention which has raised questions about the authenticity of Aboriginal art. Such challenges are of significant concern for a number of reasons. First, they challenge the integrity of Aboriginal artists and others involved in the Aboriginal art market. Second, they threaten a significant source of economic resources for many Aboriginal communities. And third, they threaten the Australian international art market of which Aboriginal art forms a significant component.