Roman Signer is thought by many to be Switzerland’s most important artist and undoubtedly one of the major figures in international contemporary art since the early 1970s. On Saturday, July 26, Signer will present a selection of his films, with commentary, at his only public appearance in the United States at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In the meantime, if you aren't familiar with Roman Signer, here are five things you need to know from the CMA's Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Reto Thüring.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and congratulations to Blaire Bomber for winning the drawing! She correctly answered that the first painting is the fake and the second is the real Vermeer. For answering correctly and winning the drawing Blaire will be receiving a copy of
You’ve heard of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Balloon Boy, but have you ever heard of Han van Meegeren, the man who forged Vermeer paintings and fooled the Nazis?