Master Forger GEERT JAN JANSEN
From 11 March to 19 March (during TEFAF Maastricht) Master Forger Geert Jan Jansen is a guest with an exhibition of his remarkable and controversial oeuvre “in the style of”.
His unique painting talent fooled many art connoisseurs for twenty years when he painted “authentic” works by Picasso, Chagall, Klimt, Picasso, Banksy, Appel, van Dongen, de Lempicka, Warhol, Renoir and Matisse, but also old masters such as Rembrandt. , signed, and sold. However, he was exposed and had to cease his reproduction activities. Since then he has been painting under his own name, but still with the masterly hand of all the greats of art through the ages!
During his stay in the detention house in Orléans, France, he wrote a book entitled “Magenta: adventures of a master forger” which has had several reprints since its first edition in 1998. With speed and humour, Geert Jan Jansen takes the reader along in the turbulence of his existence as an art dealer and gallery owner who specialized in selling his own masterful forgeries. Sometimes cheating is better than knowing the truth!
Artists like Geert Jan Jansen make the world of art a lot more accessible, with a wink and a smile, but always with respect for the profession, the craft and the quality of a work of art! His story is therefore a special one, just like the story behind GLO’ART which grew from a spontaneous idea into a unique art center in Europe.
Visit this EXPO from 11 to 19 March at GLO’ART & GALLERY 46
Van Kerckemstraat 24/2 Lanaken
Monday – Friday & Sundays 12:00 – 17:00
Pieterstraat 46 Maastricht
Monday to Sunday 13:00 – 20:00