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The Art Forger

The Art Forger
A Novel

by B. A. Shapiro

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2013-05-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1616203188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“[A] highly entertaining literary thriller about fine art and foolish choices.” —Parade “[A] nimble mystery.” —The New York Times Book Review “Gripping.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

The Art Forger's Handbook

The Art Forger's Handbook
A Book

by Eric Hebborn

  • Publisher : Overlook Books
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Packed with wonderfully entertaining and often outrageous speculations about the nature of art, truth, and value, the world-renowned art forger--who died mysteriously before this book was published--details secrets of his techniques.

The Art Forger

The Art Forger
A Novel

by Barbara A. Shapiro

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 525
  • ISBN : 9781410455260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The crime remains unsolved. Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this art heist than meets the eye. Claire has agreed to forge a painting for a powerful gallery owner in exchange for a one-woman show. But her suspicions about the painting lead Claire to 19th-century secrets ...

The Art Forger

The Art Forger
A Novel

by B. A. Shapiro

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2015-03-03
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781616205683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't miss B. A. Shapiro's new novel, The Collector's Apprentice, available now! “[A] highly entertaining literary thriller about fine art and foolish choices.” —Parade “[A] nimble mystery.” —The New York Times Book Review “Gripping.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor
The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

by Ken Perenyi

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2012-08-15
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1453265295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The astonishing true story of America’s most accomplished art forger: a kid from New Jersey who became a master, fooling experts and eluding the FBI for thirty years. Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off. Glamorous stories of art-world scandal have always captured the public imagination. However, not since Clifford Irving’s 1969 bestselling Fake has there been a story at all like this one. Caveat Emptor is unique in that it is the first and only book by and about America’s first and only great art forger. And unlike other forgers, Perenyi produced no paper trail, no fake provenance whatsoever; he let the paintings speak for themselves. And that they did, routinely mesmerizing the experts in mere seconds. In the tradition of Frank Abagnale’s Catch Me If You Can, and certain to be a bombshell for the major international auction houses and galleries, here is the story of America’s greatest art forger.

Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor
A Book

by Ken Perenyi

  • Publisher : Pegasus Books
  • Release : 2013-11-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781605985022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For years, Ken Perenyi raked in riches forging masterpieces, convincing even the most discerning experts that his works were the real deal. His works are so flawless that they are still appearing as originals in auction house catalogs, fine art, design and architecture magazines, unexposed as the forgeries they really are. Growing up as a working class kid in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Perenyi never dreamed of becoming an art forger. However, when he stumbled upon The Castle, a large crumbling estate in his neighborhood, he found himself in the middle of the New York avant-garde art scene. Under their mentorship, he discovered he possessed a preternatural ability to copy the works of old masters, an ability that confounded even the most qualified experts and catapulted him to a life of riches. Honest, gripping and astounding, Caveat Emptor reveals the ironies and hypocrisies latent to the art world, plus an explanation of just exactly how Perenyi managed to pull it off.

Scientist And The Forger, The (Second Edition): Probing A Turbulent Art World

Scientist And The Forger, The (Second Edition): Probing A Turbulent Art World
A Book

by Ragai Jehane

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2018-01-30
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 178634422X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Scientist and the Forger: Probing a Turbulent Art World the author draws upon an enthralling range of case studies, from Botticelli to Leonardo, Campendonk to Pollock and Chagall to Freud, equipping the reader with a holistic understanding of an art world shaped by fast-moving trends, and increasingly permeated by science. We are taken on a gripping journey, becoming witness to the attempts currently being made to safeguard a partly complicit art market virtually under siege. How can we determine whether it was Leonardo's hand that created Salvator Mundi? How can we prove that a suspected Pollock is a forgery? And how can Man in a Black Cravat be seemingly incontrovertibly attributed to Lucian Freud, despite this artist's adamant refusal to recognize it as one of his own? This book reveals how art historians and scientists collaborate conclusively to authenticate paintings or demonstrate that they are forgeries, and as the enigma of La Bella Principessa continues to baffle, the question remains: do we have enough reason to hope that we shall one day know her true story? Building on the first edition, a more in depth look is taken at some of the greatest scandals to date — with an interpretation of the psychological behavior of Ann Freedman the former president and director of the Knoedler Gallery. Contents: IntroductionPart I: AttributionThe ForgerAuthenticationPart II: The CourtSafeguarding the Art MarketPart III: La Bella PrincipessaMona LisasPart IV: The ScientistEpilogue Readership: A general interest book for general readers, curators, art connoisseurs, art historians, psychologists, scientists and financiers. Keywords: Art;Forgery;Knoedler Gallery;La Bella Principessa;Caravaggio;Elena Basner;Blockchain Technology;Mona LisaReview: "This second edition is rendered even more fascinating by the inclusion of case studies that illuminate the complexities, tensions and ambiguities of the fast-expanding international art market." Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow) OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSc Astronomer Royal, Former President of the Royal Society and Former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge "Jehane Ragai incisively opened all the fascinating, unexpected worlds behind her subject — science, sleuthing and skulduggery. Surely there is no more thorough and entertaining scrutiny of the art of forgery." June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, ROI, HonSWA Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Artists "Even the seasoned art historian will learn much from this informative book." Jean Michel Massing Professor of History of Art, King's College, Cambridge "There is a richness in details from a selection of cases, and the author is a good story-teller. The book has an important educational role in the professional authentication of art — the book includes a discussion of the most pressing problems today and indicates a possible future development." Prof Bengt Norden Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences "Art forgeries is an industry that is growing in size with the increasing value of fine art. Jehane Ragai's new book is highly recommended for those who want an insight into this obscure fascinating field." Krister Homberg Former President of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, Gothenburg Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Three Picassos Before Breakfast

Three Picassos Before Breakfast
Memoirs of an Art Forger's Wife

by Anne-Marie Stein,George Carpozi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1970's was a time when owning works of fine art became an integral part of announcing to the world that one had arrived. David Stein was an art dealer who discovered that he had a knack for creating reasonable facsimiles of works in the style of established artists- and for foisting these forgeries off upon supposed experts and connoisseurs as originals.

Master Art Forger

Master Art Forger
The Story of Han Van Meegeren

by John Godley,John Raymond Godley Baron Kilbracken

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Master art forger

Master art forger
A Book

by John Godley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Art of the Con

The Art of the Con
The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World

by Anthony M. Amore

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2015-07-14
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1466879114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. Anthony M. Amore's The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.

The Art of the Forger

The Art of the Forger
A Book

by Christopher Wright

  • Publisher : Dodd Mead
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art Forgery. Where authenticity ends and fraud begins

Art Forgery. Where authenticity ends and fraud begins
A Book

by Anna-Theresa Lienhardt

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2014-05-27
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN : 3656660212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research paper from the year 2013 in the subject Art - Overall Considerations, grade: 7.5, Maastricht University, language: English, abstract: The research paper presents the different points of view which exist concerning art forgery and explains the reasons why these are diverging in such a way. At first, the paper asserts that art forgery has to be defined with the help of its contrary, which is the original and the term of ‘authenticity’. However, the definition of an authentic or an original artwork yielded no useful results. Every generation, every society has an own notion of authenticity and the term ended as a contestable one. Nevertheless, the paper defines art forgery as an illegal imitation of another artist's artwork and its selling with the name of the original artist. In the following, the legal, the art world's and the economic perspective reveal that art forgery causes many differing notions about it. Legally, copyright laws exist to grant authors exclusive reproduction rights and the only right on their property. Thus, art counterfeits are frauds whose originators have to be sentenced. The art world, however, is completely divided when it is about assessing an art forgery. A lot of people see it as mere pastiche and deny its aesthetic value, while others know to esteem the art forger's achievements and proficiencies. The economy, on the hand, sees art forgery as the creator of financial expenses and trouble within the market, but, on the other hand, it also accepts that art copying causes benefits and positive effects, too. Therefore, the economy's statement was to lower the restrictions of art forgery as this only leads to the loss of creative energy and art copying going underground. Finally, the case studies of Han van Meegeren, Andy Warhol and Susie Ray reveal the reasons for the controversies on art forgery: Some art counterfeits are legally clear cases, while others are highly contestable. There may be a legal way to forge works of art but do these copies have an authenticity or an ‘aura’? And all the time, the art world is embarrassed, annoyed and furious as the forgery had made a fool of it. In the end, art forgery is a question of interpretation; there is no clear answer how to assess it in its whole. It always depends on the sight of view one takes.

The Art Forger's Daughter

The Art Forger's Daughter
A Book

by Anita Belli

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2014-08-13
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781500517533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beatrix Prins sets out to discover who killed her father in the final days of the Nazi occupation of Holland. But where is the truth and which are the lies in the patchwork of fragments and memories which survive? As her mother slips further into madness, Beatrix begins to believe that she is uncovering a shocking truth which has lain hidden for decades beneath the rubble of war. She enters a dangerous world, alone and vulnerable where she will replace her father in a new conspiracy in order to unravel the past and determine her own future. But the price she has to pay may be too high. The safe arms of a deceitful childhood have been the currency of her life so far. Is it too late for her to understand love and loyalty?

The Scientist and the Forger

The Scientist and the Forger
Insights into the Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings

by Ragai Jehane

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2015-07-22
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1783267429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The scientific techniques described encompass relevant examples of forgery detection and of authentication. The book deals, to name a few, with the Chagall, the Jackson Pollock and the Beltracchi affairs and discusses the Isleworth Mona Lisa as well as La Bella Principessa both thought to be a Leonardo creation. The authentication, amongst others, of two van Gogh paintings, of Vermeer's St Praxedis, of Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine and of Rembrandt's Old Man with a Beard are also described.'Over the last few decades there has been a disconcerting increase in the number of forged paintings. In retaliation, there has been a rise in the use, efficiency and ability of scientific techniques to detect these forgeries. The scientist has waged war on the forger.The Scientist and the Forger describes the cutting-edge and traditional weapons in this battle, showing how they have been applied to the most notorious cases. The book also provides fresh insights into the psychology of both the viewer and the forger, shedding light on why the discovery that a work of art is a forgery makes us view it so differently and providing a gripping analysis of the myriad motivations behind the most egregious incursions into deception.The book concludes by discussing the pressing problems faced by the art world today, stressing the importance of using appropriate tools for a valid verdict on authenticity. Written in an approachable and amenable style, the book will make fascinating reading for non-specialists, art historians, curators and scientists alike.

The Art of Art

The Art of Art
A Book

by Robert Tarzwell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-05-08
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intriguing high action story of art forgeries and theft of Vincent van Gogh paintings many years ago. The forgeries have unknowingly been undetected while sitting in their place of honor in a world famous museum in Amsterdam. The story is based around a large cottage in Wiarton Ontario. The art restorer is hired to repair a few paintings and during his stay at the cottage, he falls in love with the good looking young cook. He is offered art restoration lessons to improve his skills by a well known art forger who has a devious plot in mind.He soon finds out while he is off in Columbia restoring art for the ex-president that his girlfriend was unfortunately in the way when an art thief stole Elsie Lofts' original van Gogh painting from her cottage. The ruthless forger murders in order to the obtain original van Gogh paintings, but is later identified, charged and roughly returned to Wiarton to face murder and theft charges. He squeals on the buyer of the art, in order to obtain a better deal. The art underworld deals with snitches in the harshest of terms.The art restorer buys the forger's house and discovers nine original Vincent van Gogh paintings in a secret hiding spot. He endeavors to have the originals proven authentic and returned to the museum, for a large price. of course. The art restorer and his current partner from Columbia are pursued by Columbian secret police, and they must find a way to escape before returning safely back home.

Provenance

Provenance
How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

by Laney Salisbury,Aly Sujo

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009-07-09
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101105003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries-many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history. Investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo brilliantly recount the tale of a great con man and unforgettable villain, John Drewe, and his sometimes unwitting accomplices. Chief among those was the struggling artist John Myatt, a vulnerable single father who was manipulated by Drewe into becoming a prolific art forger. Once Myatt had painted the pieces, the real fraud began. Drewe managed to infiltrate the archives of the upper echelons of the British art world in order to fake the provenance of Myatt's forged pieces, hoping to irrevocably legitimize the fakes while effectively rewriting art history. The story stretches from London to Paris to New York, from tony Manhattan art galleries to the esteemed Giacometti and Dubuffet associations, to the archives at the Tate Gallery. This enormous swindle resulted in the introduction of at least two hundred forged paintings, some of them breathtakingly good and most of them selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many of these fakes are still out in the world, considered genuine and hung prominently in private houses, large galleries, and prestigious museums. And the sacred archives, undermined by John Drewe, remain tainted to this day. Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace. But this is most certainly not fiction; Provenance is the meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery.

Fake!

Fake!
The Story of Elmyr de Hory, the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time

by Clifford Irving

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Master Art Forger

The Master Art Forger
The Story of Han Van Meegeren

by John Raymond Godley Baron Kilbracken

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Muralist

The Muralist
A Novel

by B. A. Shapiro

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2016-10-11
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1616206438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't miss B. A. Shapiro's new novel, The Collector's Apprentice, available now! “Vibrant and suspenseful . . . Like The Art Forger, this new story takes us into the heart of what it means to be an artist.” —The Washington Post “B. A. Shapiro captivated us in 2012 with her ‘addictive’ novel The Art Forger. Now, she’s back with another thrilling tale from the art world.” —Entertainment Weekly When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?