In the aftermath of the banking crisis more and more investors are putting their money in paintings or sculptures. They regard fine art as a safe haven for their savings. But opting for the art market is almost as unpredictable as gambling on the stock market. The challenge is compounded by a flood of excellent forgeries.
It takes an expert eye to distinguish the original from the fake. There is also a huge market for legitimate copies and high-quality prints for those who cannot afford the real thing. Déjà Vu Art, Artifice and Avarice paints its own picture of the business of reproduction.