Toporovski collection controversy

In 2017, more than 20 pieces of Russian avant-garde from the Dieleghem Foundation formed a nucleus in the exhibition From Bosch to Tuymans, A Vivid Narrative (2017), a (re)installation of the collection at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK). In 2018, however, the works from the Toporovski collection were said to be of doubtful authenticity by a group of art dealers and some scholars in The Art Newspaper and De Standaard. Due to the problems surrounding the collection, the museum board ordered an audit of the event and suspended the then-director, Catherine de Zegher, pending this process.


In 2017, more than 20 pieces of Russian avant-garde from the Dieleghem Foundation formed a nucleus in the exhibition From Bosch to Tuymans, A Vivid Narrative (2017), a (re)installation of the collection at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK). In 2018, however, the works from the Toporovski collection were said to be of doubtful authenticity by a group of art dealers and some scholars in The Art Newspaper and De Standaard. Due to the problems surrounding the collection, the museum board ordered an audit of the event and suspended the then-director, Catherine de Zegher, pending this process.
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