The Great Forgery Show

Submission deadline: March 10, 2023.

The world of art forgery is vast. According to experts, at least 50% of artwork through the most prestigious auction houses, museums and galleries is fake. The Fine Arts Expert Institute states that between 70% and 90% of art that  comes to them for authentication is a forgery.

For this show we invite submissions of yet undiscovered masterpieces. The idea is to produce the most convincing forgery you can. Using your own reference material and subject matter you will create a masterpiece never before seen, of extraordinary value!

We are not looking for copies of previously existing work but art “in the style of” or “attributed to” a great historical or contemporary master.

Along with your artwork we ask you to submit a short blurb about how you came to find this wonderful undiscovered piece. Maybe you bought it at a garage sale, inherited it or found it in your granny’s attic, for example.

We also want you to submit the artist’s name it is attributed to, the year it was created by that artist, and the price you expect for this magnificent discovery. And, of course, the real price. Eg: “Woman with a ferret”, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, 1489, 1.5 million. $550.

Submissions will open on February 10, 2023 through ArtCall. The link will be available on our website at https://metchosinartpod.ca/call/the-great-forgery-show/  The submission deadline is 10th March, 2023. Please see our submission guidelines at https://metchosinartpod.ca/submission-guidelines/ for additional details.

Have fun and send us your best forgery.
The show will run March 31 to May 28, 2023.