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

by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo
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The true story of one of the twentieth century's most audacious art frauds. Provenance is the astonishing narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate cons in the history of art forgery. Stretching from London to Paris to New York, investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo recount the tale of the infamous con man John Drewe and his accomplice, artist John Myatt. Together they exploited the archives of British art institutions to legitimize the hundreds of pieces they forged, many of which are still considered genuine and hang in prominent museums and private collections to this day.

This book accompanies the upcoming exhibition "Treasures on Trial" at Winterthur, April 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018. Frauds. Fakes. Trickery. Deceit! Put on your CSI hat and investigate some of the most clever and costliest deceptions of our time.

View more than 40 forgeries and counterfeits of all types, from art to wine to fashion. Learn the beguiling tales behind these fakes - many of which have been at the center of major scandals and FBI investigations! See how science is deployed to reveal the truth behind these clever shams, and how the experts answer the question, -Is it real or fake??

• 352 pages.

• 5.5" x 8.5".

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