The Art Forger Book
Score: 4
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The Art Forger


  • Author : B. A. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443418058

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The Art Forger Book Description :

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art (worth over $500 million today) were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye. Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting—a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum—in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire’s studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

The Art Forger Book
Score: 3.5
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The Art Forger


  • Author : Barbara Shapiro
  • Publisher : Natalie M. Orozco
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre:
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The Art Forger Book Description :

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art today worth over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’ s more to this crime than meets the eye. Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting— a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum— in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire’ s studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

The Art Forger Book
Score: 3.5
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The Art Forger


  • Author : Barbara Shapiro
  • Publisher : Top Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre:
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The Art Forger Book Description :

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art today worth over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’ s more to this crime than meets the eye. Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting— a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum— in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire’ s studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

The Art Forger s Handbook Book
Score: 2.5
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The Art Forger s Handbook


  • Author : Eric Hebborn
  • Publisher : Overlook Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822035467158

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The Art Forger s Handbook Book Description :

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.

Art Forgery Book

Art Forgery


  • Author : Thierry Lenain
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781861899590

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Art Forgery Book Description :

With the recent advent of technologies that make detecting art forgeries easier, the art world has become increasingly obsessed with verifying and ensuring artistic authenticity. In this unique history, Thierry Lenain examines the genealogy of faking and interrogates the anxious, often neurotic, reactions triggered in the modern art world by these clever frauds. Lenain begins his history in the Middle Ages, when the issue of false relics and miracles often arose. But during this time, if a relic gave rise to a cult, it would be considered as genuine even if it obviously had been forged. In the Renaissance, forgery was initially hailed as a true artistic feat. Even Michelangelo, the most revered artist of the time, copied drawings by other masters, many of which were lent to him by unsuspecting collectors. Michelangelo would keep the originals himself and return the copies in their place. As Lenain shows, authenticity, as we think of it, is a purely modern concept. And the recent innovations in scientific attribution, archaeology, graphology, medical science, and criminology have all contributed to making forgery more detectable—and thus more compelling and essential to detect. He also analyzes the work of master forgers like Eric Hebborn, Thomas Keating, and Han van Meegeren in order to describe how pieces baffled the art world. Ultimately, Lenain argues that the science of accurately deciphering an individual artist’s unique characteristics has reached a level of forensic sophistication matched only by the forger’s skill and the art world’s paranoia.

Caveat Emptor Book
Score: 3.5
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Caveat Emptor


  • Author : Ken Perenyi
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453265291

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Caveat Emptor Book Description :

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.

The Forger s Art Book

The Forger s Art


  • Author : Denis Dutton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0520056191

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The Forger s Art Book Description :

Essays examine art forgery from the perspectives of art history, criticism, aesthetics, and ethics and discuss the connection between authenticity and aesthetic value

Fake Book

Fake


  • Author : Clifford Irving
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:939609313

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Fake Book Description :

The story of Elmyr de Hory from his earliest days as a pupil of Leger in Paris, to his final escapades on the island of Ibiza.

The Art of Forgery Book

The Art of Forgery


  • Author : Noah Charney
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 0714867454

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The Art of Forgery Book Description :

The Art of Forgery: Case Studies in Deception explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world’s most famous forgeries – investigating the motivations of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so conned the public and the art establishment alike.

Provenance Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Provenance


  • Author : Laney Salisbury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-07-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101105009

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Provenance Book Description :

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.

The Art of the Forger Book

The Art of the Forger


  • Author : Christopher Wright
  • Publisher : Dodd Mead
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014406204

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The Collector s Apprentice Book
Score: 4
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The Collector s Apprentice


  • Author : B. A. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616208851

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The Collector s Apprentice Book Description :

"A clever and complex tale of art fraud, theft, scandal, murder, and revenge.” --Publishers Weekly In this surprising, noirish page-turner, B. A. Shapiro once again takes readers into the world of art, glamour, and mystery. Accused of helping her fiancé steal her family’s fortune and her father’s art collection, Paulien Mertens has fled to France. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she has created a new identity. Paulien, aka Vivienne, takes a position working for an American art collector modeled after real-life eccentric museum founder Albert Barnes and quickly becomes caught up in the 1920s Paris of artists and expats, including post-Impressionist painter Henri Matisse and writer Gertrude Stein. From there, she sets out to recover her father’s art collection, prove her innocence, and exact revenge on her ex-fiancé. B. A. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own, and once again she gives us an unforgettable tale about what we see—and what we refuse to see.

Forged Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

Forged


  • Author : Jonathon Keats
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199928354

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Forged Book Description :

Forged explores the notion of art forgery from ancient times to the present.

The Scientist and the Forger Book

The Scientist and the Forger


  • Author : Ragai Jehane
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2015-07-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783267422

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The Scientist and the Forger Book Description :

'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 Forger s Spell Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Forger s Spell


  • Author : Edward Dolnick
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061844591

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The Forger s Spell Book Description :

As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector and one of Nazi Germany's most reviled leaders.

The Art of the Con Book
Score: 3.5
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The Art of the Con


  • Author : Anthony M. Amore
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466879119

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The Art of the Con Book Description :

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.

Master Art Forger the Story of Han Van Meegeren Book

Master Art Forger the Story of Han Van Meegeren


  • Author : John Godley
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0353278386

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Master Art Forger the Story of Han Van Meegeren Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Deceivers Book

The Deceivers


  • Author : Aviva Briefel
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 0801444608

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The Deceivers Book Description :

The nineteenth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in art forgery, caused both by the advent of national museums and by a rapidly growing bourgeois interest in collecting objects from the past. This rise had profound repercussions on notions of selfhood and national identity within and outside the realm of art. Although art critics denounced forgery for its affront to artistic traditions, they were fascinated by its power to shape the human and object worlds and adopted a language of art forgery to articulate a link between the making of fakes and the making of selves. The Deceivers explores the intersections among artistic crime, literary narrative, and the definition of identity. Literary texts joined more specialized artistic discourses in describing the various identities associated with art forgery: the forger, the copyist, the art expert, the dealer, the restorer. Built into new characters were assumptions about gender, sexuality, race, and nationality that themselves would come to be presented in a language of artistic authenticity. Aviva Briefel places special emphasis on the gendered distinction between male forgers and female copyists. "Copying," a benign occupation when undertaken by a woman, became "forgery," laden with criminal intent, when performed by men. Those who could successfully produce, handle, or detect spurious things and selves were distinguished from others who were incapable of distinguishing the authentic from the artistic and human forgeries. Through close reading of literary narratives such as Trilby and The Marble Faun as well as newspaper accounts of forgery scandals, The Deceivers reveals the identities?both authentic and fake?that emerged from the Victorian culture of forgery.

The Muralist Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Muralist


  • Author : B. A. Shapiro
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443446631

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The Muralist Book Description :

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger comes a thrilling new novel of art, history, love and politics that traces the life and mysterious disappearance of a brilliant young artist on the eve of World War II—perfect for readers of The Paris Wife, The White Russian and All the Light We Cannot See In 1940, American painter Alizee Benoit vanishes in New York City amid personal and political turmoil. 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 recently found works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt? Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of today’s art world and the beginnings of the vibrant school of Abstract Expressionism, bringing to life two unforgettable women and forcing us to ask timeless, provocative questions: What happens when luminous talent collides with inexorable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world? And to what lengths should a person go to thwart evil? “B.A. Shapiro once again pens the art world into vivid, sensual life. . . . An intriguing story masterfully imagined about art, war, family, truth, and freedom.” —Lisa Genova, New York Times–bestselling author of Love, Anthony

Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons


  • Author : Tara Laskowski
  • Publisher : Santa Fe Writers Project
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939650641

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Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons Book Description :

The best-selling indie hit returns! This revised, expanded edition of Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons brings the darker side of social behavior back to the shelves. Tara Laskowski’s demonically clever stories break the rules of a "decent" society, providing a definitive guide on the etiquette of obesity, dementia, infertility, homicide, arson, and more. Blending humor with a sharp social commentary, Laskowski introduces us to cynical yet sympathetic characters as each story unfolds. Snarky but optimistic, these characters are the folks you want sitting next to you at your next dinner party...or in your prison cell.