The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The worms inside your face
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Three Art Fakes
There seems to be a flurry of art hoaxes in the news recently. Here's three of them:

Fake Faun
The Art Institute of Chicago has admitted that a half-man, half-goat ceramic figure, once believed to have been sculpted by Paul Gauguin, is probably a fake. Instead, it was probably made by the Greenhalgh family who made the work in their garden shed.

Fake Warhol Brillo Boxes
Stockholm's National Museum of Art has stated that 105 "Brillo Boxes" attributed to Andy Warhol were actually created after his death.

Fake Terracotta Soldiers
A German museum has been hosting an exhibit of China's "Terracotta Army," but has now been forced to place signs outside the exhibit warning visitors that the pieces may not be authentic.
Categories: Art
Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 12, 2007
Comments (0)
There are no comments yet for this post.
Commenting is no longer available for this post.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.