Gary Arseneau - Deception: Are These Really Rodins?


Could this be answered, in part, by the MacLaren Art Centre’s March 29, 2001 Press Release titled: "$40 Million Donation of Rodin Sculptures Kicks Off ArtCity in Barrie?" The beginning to the text of their press release immediately reaffirms the "value" promoted in the title when it states: 

"The MacLaren Art Centre today launched ArtCity with the donation and loan of sculpture by Auguste Rodin valued at $40 million." 

Based on the 1999 and 2001 dates for the 24 MacLaren Art Centre "Rodin bronzes", they could not be "sculptures by Auguste Rodin." Also based on prior documentation the MacLaren Art Centre’s 25  "plasters" are most likely posthumous plaster reproductions or "foundry plasters" of Rodin’s original plasters and therefore could not be "sculptures by Auguste Rodin."

Would the "$40 million" promoted value for these "sculptures by Auguste Rodin" change when, as previously documented, the majority of these "plasters" and "bronzes" are posthumous reproductions that could not be "sculptures by Auguste Rodin?"



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