The other day we dropped in an auction at the Hôtel Metropole in Monte-Carlo to track a couple of canvases “in the manner” of Dufy and Chagall attributed to our beloved forger Elmyr de Hory. Our contact had warned us that these works smelled fishy. They were probably false Elmyrs, ie forgeries of forged works that are traded without much problem through the underground sewers of the Art Market. Our presence caused a stir among the Monegasques and auctioneers, who made some certainly attentive references to us, probably in order to heat the bids.
Listening to Sacrifice from Bathory is the best thing you can do if you are thinking about having a bath with a plugged-in toaster after getting to the street with a golf club to smash heads like if they were watermelons. That is maybe the best legacy of the good Tomas “Ace” Börje Forsberg, better known as Quorthon, the legendary leader of this insane pioneer of the black-metal swedish band.
The Elmyr On The Edge project is officially on. To familiarise you a little bit with who he was, we make a brief introduction to his uniqueness…
Elmyr de Hory was born in Hungary in 1906, in the bosom of a noble family of Jewish descent. During World War II he was arrested by the Nazis. He got away from a concentration camp but could not prevent the death of his mother at the hands of a Soviet soldier. Alone and broke, he went to Paris where he struggled until he discovered his unique talent: the ability to imitate the style of the great artists of his time.