Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor

The Secret Life of An American Art Forger

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : AudioGO, 2013
ISBN: 9780792789673
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Additional Contributors: Butler, Dan 1954-
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