AIC23 PP - Confronting Documentation Gaps in the Legacies of Black Artists

Session Description

This panel dissects the current landscapes of art history, conservation, and attribution with studies of post-war artists Alma Thomas and Jean-Michel Basquiat. These artists are haunted by attribution issues commonly found amongst artists of color and their legacies. Within the context of the twentieth-century’s indifference, they sold their works without documentation of their corpus. Such lacunae create systemic problems for the art market, making black artists targets for exploitation through fakes and misrepresentations.


Jennifer Mass | President and Founder | Scientific Analysis of Fine Art
Douglas Bort | Founder/Lead Investigator | Odyssey Global Consulting, LLC
Renée Vara, MA, AAA, USPAP | President & Founder | Vara Art

Continuing Education

Review of this session recording will award 1 CE hour. 

CPE credit is not awarded for this pre-recorded offering. 


Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Course Certificate
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available Open certificate for the option to print.