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The Resource The art of the con : the most notorious fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world, Anthony M. Amore

The art of the con : the most notorious fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world, Anthony M. Amore

Label
The art of the con : the most notorious fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world
Title
The art of the con
Title remainder
the most notorious fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world
Statement of responsibility
Anthony M. Amore
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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. 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"--
Summary
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 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. 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
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10435462
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
702.8/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N8790
LC item number
.A46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the most notorious fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world
Label
The art of the con : the most notorious fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world, Anthony M. Amore
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/873/9781137279873/image/lgcover.9781137279873.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forger -- The broker -- The art Ponzi scheme -- The trusting artist -- The inheritor -- The captor -- The double dealer -- The bait and switch -- The printmaker -- The telescam -- The Internet
Control code
ocn889523603
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279873
Lccn
2014046676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889523603
  • (Sirsi) a1885913
Label
The art of the con : the most notorious fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world, Anthony M. Amore
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/873/9781137279873/image/lgcover.9781137279873.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forger -- The broker -- The art Ponzi scheme -- The trusting artist -- The inheritor -- The captor -- The double dealer -- The bait and switch -- The printmaker -- The telescam -- The Internet
Control code
ocn889523603
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279873
Lccn
2014046676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889523603
  • (Sirsi) a1885913

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