PRINT February 1972

Drawing and the True Rodin

Recognition of the excellence of Rodin’s drawing has suffered due to the attention given his sculpture and because of the abundance of forgeries that outnumber authentic drawings in this country. To begin to counter both of these conditions an exhibition, “Rodin Drawings, True and False,” conceived by this writer and selected by J. Kirk T. Varnedoe, has been shown at the National Gallery of Art and opens on March 9th at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Our book, Rodin Drawings, published by Praeger, accompanies the exhibition; in it Mr. Varnedoe presents the drawings for the first time in a chronological order and also distinguishes the hands of many of the fakers. The public attending the exhibition has the opportunity to study almost 100 authentic Rodin drawings and prints, before seeing a section on the fakers, and finally has the chance to test itself on 30 unidentified drawings. To

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