The Resource Caveat emptor : the secret life of an American art forger, Ken Perenyi, (electronic resource)

Caveat emptor : the secret life of an American art forger, Ken Perenyi, (electronic resource)

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Caveat emptor : the secret life of an American art forger
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Caveat emptor
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the secret life of an American art forger
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Ken Perenyi
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eng
Summary
It is said that the greatest con man in the world is the one who has never been caught-and here for the first time is the astonishing story of America's most accomplished art forger Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. 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. 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. And that they did, routinely mesmerizing the experts in mere seconds. In the tradition of Frank Abagnale's Catch Me If You Can, and certain to be a bombshell for the major international auction houses and galleries, here is the story of America's greatest art forger
Summary
Ten years after the case was closed by the FBI, an artist with an uncanny ability to mimic the work of the old masters confesses and describes his thirty-year career as a professional art forger
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10129952
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1949-
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Perenyi, Ken
Dewey number
364.16/35
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Art forgers
  • Art
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adult
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the secret life of an American art forger
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Caveat emptor : the secret life of an American art forger, Ken Perenyi, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11550569
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781453265291
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11550569
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Caveat emptor : the secret life of an American art forger, Ken Perenyi, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11550569
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453265291
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11550569
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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