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The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

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The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
This is the story of one of the paintings stolen from the Gardner in Boston over 20 years ago.  I have started describing this book here numerous times and have deleted my summary every time.  I don’t want to give anything away because the plot takes a number of turns that I really enjoyed and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.
I can tell you what you will learn about from this book: techniques of master forgers, methods of painting authentication, how art historians authenticate their works and the blindness of experts when faced with conflicting truths.  A wonderful look into the underbelly of the art world.
By | 2017-05-08T19:49:06+00:00 December 24th, 2012|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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