The Art Detective: Adventures of an Antiques Roadshow Appraiser

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Penguin Books #ad - Peppered with practical advice, each chapter focuses on one particular painting and the mystery that surrounds it. Mould is our trusty detective, tracking down clues, uncovering human foibles and following hunches until the truth is revealed. Mould is known for his ability to crack the toughest puzzles and whether he's writing about a fake Norman Rockwell, or a lost Gainsborough, a hidden Rembrandt, he brings both the art and the adventure to life.

. In the art detective, scholars, blending the technical details of art detection and restoration with juicy tales peopled by a range of eccentric collectors, forgers, Philip Mould, serves up his secrets and his best stories, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Roadshow, and opportunists.

The Art Detective: Adventures of an Antiques Roadshow Appraiser #ad - The art detective is memoir, mystery, art history, and brilliant yarn all rolled into one. The art world has never seemed quite so treacherous, so beguiling- and so much fun What separates a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Thanks to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and its American spin-off, everyone is searching garage sales and hunting online for hidden gems, wondering whether their attics contain trash or treasures.

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The Scientist and the Forger:Insights into the Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings

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ICP #ad - In retaliation, there has been a rise in the use, efficiency and ability of scientific techniques to detect these forgeries. The book also provides fresh insights into the psychology of both the viewer and the forger, shedding light on why the discovery that a work of art is a forgery makes us view it so differently and providing a gripping analysis of the myriad motivations behind the most egregious incursions into deception.

The book concludes by discussing the pressing problems faced by the art world today, stressing the importance of using appropriate tools for a valid verdict on authenticity. Over the last few decades there has been a disconcerting increase in the number of forged paintings. Written in an approachable and amenable style, art historians, the book will make fascinating reading for non-specialists, curators and scientists alike.

The Scientist and the Forger:Insights into the Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings #ad - The scientist has waged war on the forger. The scientist and the forger describes the cutting-edge and traditional weapons in this battle, showing how they have been applied to the most notorious cases.

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

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Penguin Books #ad - Once myatt had painted the pieces, the real fraud began. Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace. And the sacred archives, undermined by John Drewe, remain tainted to this day. This enormous swindle resulted in the introduction of at least two hundred forged paintings, some of them breathtakingly good and most of them selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The story stretches from london to paris to New York, from tony Manhattan art galleries to the esteemed Giacometti and Dubuffet associations, to the archives at the Tate Gallery. Drewe managed to infiltrate the archives of the upper echelons of the British art world in order to fake the provenance of Myatt's forged pieces, hoping to irrevocably legitimize the fakes while effectively rewriting art history.

Chief among those was the struggling artist John Myatt, a vulnerable single father who was manipulated by Drewe into becoming a prolific art forger. A tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries-many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections todayProvenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history.

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art #ad - But this is most certainly not fiction; Provenance is the meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery. Many of these fakes are still out in the world, large galleries, considered genuine and hung prominently in private houses, and prestigious museums.

Investigative reporters laney salisbury and Aly Sujo brilliantly recount the tale of a great con man and unforgettable villain, John Drewe, and his sometimes unwitting accomplices.

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Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

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Broadway Books #ad - The headdress Geronimo wore at his final Pow-Wow. Wittman, the founder of the fbi’s art crime team, pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career for the first time, offering a real-life international thriller to rival The Thomas Crown Affair. The wall street Journal called him “a living legend. The london times dubbed him “the most famous art detective in the world.

In priceless, Robert K. He went undercover, and black market traders in Paris and Philadelphia, to catch art thieves, usually unarmed, Rio and Santa Fe, scammers, Miami and Madrid. In this page-turning memoir, wittman fascinates with the stories behind his recoveries of priceless art and antiquities: The golden armor of an ancient Peruvian warrior king.

The rare civil war battle flag carried into battle by one of the nation’s first African-American regiments. The breadth of wittman’s exploits is unmatched: He traveled the world to rescue paintings by Rockwell and Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso, Pissarro, often working undercover overseas at the whim of foreign governments.

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures #ad - Closer to home, he recovered an original copy of the Bill of Rights and cracked the scam that rocked the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. By the fbi’s accounting, Wittman saved hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art and antiquities. After all, who’s to say what is worth more --a Rembrandt self-portrait or an American flag carried into battle? They're both priceless.

The art thieves and scammers Wittman caught run the gamut from rich to poor, smart to foolish, organized criminals to desperate loners.

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The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - As riveting as a world war ii thriller, the forger's spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector and one of Nazi Germany's most reviled leaders.

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The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World

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St. Martin's Press #ad - For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. Anthony M. 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.

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.

The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World #ad - 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 forgery, and with good reason. Amore's the art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money.

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The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - But most compelling of all is charley hill himself, foolhardiness, a complicated mix of brilliance, and charm whose hunt for a purloined treasure would either cap an illustrious career or be the fiasco that would haunt him forever. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.

In the predawn hours of a gloomy february day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. Baffled and humiliated, the norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's greatest art detective.

The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece #ad - The rescue artist is a rollicking narrative that carries readers deep inside the art underworld -- and introduces them to a large and colorful cast of titled aristocrats, intrepid investigators, and thick-necked thugs.

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Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

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Pegasus Books #ad - Attorney’s office in the southern district of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. 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. The astonishing true story of america’s most accomplished art forger: a kid from New Jersey who became a master, fooling experts and eluding the FBI for thirty years.

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U. S. However, not since clifford irving’s 1969 bestselling Fake has there been a story at all like this one. 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.

Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger #ad - After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, renowned experts, despite an abundance of evidence collected. 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. And that they did, routinely mesmerizing the experts in mere seconds.

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Stealing the Show: A History of Art and Crime in Six Thefts

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Lyons Press #ad - He takes readers behind the scenes at the met, introduces curators and administrators, walks the empty corridors after hours, and shares what it’s like to get the call that an ancient masterpiece has gone missing. The metropolitan museum covers twelve acres in the heart of manhattan and is filled with five thousand years of work by history’s great artists known and unknown: Goya, Babylonian treasures, Pollack, da Vinci, Warhol, Egyptian mummies, Colonial crafts, Rembrandt, and Greek vases.

At the heart of this book there will always be art—those who love it and those who take it, two groups of people that are far from mutually exclusive. John and a small staff of security professionals housed within the Museum were responsible for all of it. When he retired as the chief security officer of new york city’s metropolitan museum of Art, the millions of visitors, John Barelli had spent the better part of forty years responsible not only for one of the richest treasure troves on the planet, as well as American presidents, royalty, but the museum’s staff, and heads of state from around the world.

Stealing the Show: A History of Art and Crime in Six Thefts #ad - For the first time, john barelli shares his experiences of the crimes that occurred on his watch; the investigations that captured thieves and recovered artwork; the lessons he learned and shared with law enforcement professionals in the United States and abroad; the accidents and near misses; and a few mysteries that were sadly never solved.

But of ultimate importance was the recovery of the artwork, Greek sculpture, including Celtic and Egyptian gold, French tapestries, and more. Over the years, john helped make the museum the state-of-the-art facility it is today and created a legacy in art security for decades to come. Focusing on six thefts but filled with countless stories that span the late 1970s on into the 21st century, John opens the files on thefts, shows how museum personnel along with local and sometimes Federal Agents opened investigations and more often than not caught the thief.

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Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists

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St. Martin's Press #ad - In stealing rembrandts, art security expert Anthony M. A spellbinding journey into the high-stakes world of art theft Today, art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. There are robbers who coolly walk off with multimillion dollar paintings; self-styled art experts who fall in love with the Dutch master and desire to own his art at all costs; and international criminal masterminds who don't hesitate to resort to violence.

Amore and award-winning investigative reporter Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century. Through thefts around the world - from Stockholm to Boston, Worcester to Ohio - the authors track daring entries and escapes from the world's most renowned museums. Stealing rembrandts is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind look at the black market of art theft, and how it compromises some of the greatest treasures the world has ever known.

Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists #ad - And the masterpieces of Rembrandt van Rijn are some of the most frequently targeted. They also show how museums are thwarted in their ability to pursue the thieves - even going so far as to conduct investigations on their own, far away from the maddening crowd of police intervention, sparing no expense to save the priceless masterpieces.

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The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A tantalizing whodunit” boston globe and a “riveting, author of The Lost Painting, con men, and thieves” Jonathan Harr, wonderfully vivid account that takes you into the underworld of obsessed art detectives, The Gardner Heist is true crime history at its most spellbinding. Boser cracks the cold case of the art world’s greatest unsolved mystery.

Vanity fair “the true story of the world’s largest unsolved art theft, ” the gardner heist by Ulrich Boser is a fascinating account of a brazen and amazing criminal act—a book that could help police and investigators solve the mystery of the 1990 break-in and burglary at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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