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JIM SANBORN | Without Provenance

In a fascinating commentary on authenticity, artist Jim Sanborn has worked with American museum conservationists and Cambodian art forgers alike to replicate sculptures from ancient Khmer. In his upcoming exhibition “Without Provenance” at the American University Museum, these sculptures are displayed as if actual artifacts for sale, complete with an auction catalogue, dates, and price estimates. Sanborn’s exhibition asks the antiquities market a crucial question - what is authentic?

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