Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
Publish date: July 9th 2009
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, 20th Century
, True Crime
, Art History
The saying "you get what you pay for" does not necessarily apply when it comes to works of art, in that, one might be paying a markedly high price for a copy of an original, and be none the wiser. I did not say 'fake' because some of these forgeries are reproduced in such exactness that they even ha...
From the book cover: “Filled with extraordinary characters and told at breakneck speed, Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller. But this is most certainly not fiction. It is the astonishing narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate cons in the history of art forgery. Stretching ...
I don't read very much non-fiction in book format; though I do read a bunch of magazines. I read something about this book (an excerpt?) in one of said magazines, and it intrigued me enough to get the book.Having worked in a museum archive, I was fascinated by this true story of how this art-forgery...
I noticed that this type of non-fiction has a similar narrative style despite different authors. This one is quite decent, better than the man who loves book too much. At least the writer is clear that Drewe has no lofty art inspiration & only interested on the money side. I found it sides with Myat...
Okay, Timothy convinced me. This does look crazy interesting.
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