Scholastic Art: What is your job?
Alexis Culotta: I am an art researcher and analyst for an organization that authenticates, or verifies, art. I find out whether an artwork is real—by the artist people think created it—or a forgery.
SA: What is a forgery?
AC: A forgery is an artwork that someone makes but claims that it is by a famous artist. They do so for fraudulent purposes—to deceive people to make money.