fraudulent paintings

Fraudulency.

Hair called real hair — then there are wigs. Teeth called real teeth — then there are false teeth. Official money — counterfeit money. It’s the bane of psychic research. If there be psychic phenomena, there must be fraudulent psychic phenomena. So desperate is the situation here that Carrington argues that, even if Palladino be caught cheating, that is not to say that all her phenomena are fraudulent. My own version is: that nothing, indicates anything, in a positive sense, because, in a positive sense, there is nothing to be indicated. Everything that is called true must merge away indistinguishably into something called false. Both are expressions of the same underlying quasiness, and are continuous. Fraudulent antiquarian relics are very common, but they are not more common than are fraudulent paintings.

Charles Fort Book of the Damned here

pencil, graphite and oil pastel on paper, a5, 2014

pencil, graphite and oil pastel on paper, a5, 2014

 

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One thought on “fraudulent paintings

  1. i think there are degrees of falsity.
    ‘truth’ however…..
    now that’s false.
    (in the true sense.lol)

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