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The conman : the extraordinary story how one amateur with a pot of emulsion paint mixed with KY jelly fooled the art experts

Author: Laney Salisbury; Aly Sujo
Publisher: London : Gibson Square, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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How does the art market work? It is a mystery to most, but this did not deter conman John Drewe. This meticulously researched book uncovers both the day to day business of art galleries and, in a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Myatt; John Drewe; John Drewe; John Myatt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laney Salisbury; Aly Sujo
ISBN: 9781906142766 1906142769
OCLC Number: 619946226
Description: pages cm
Contents: Dramatis Personae vii Prologue 1 1 I Want a Nice MatisseA" 7 2 Canvas Greed 15 3 Art for Sale 25 4 Crossing the Line 33 5 Mibus Wants His Money Back 38 6 Self-Made Man 45 7 Wreckers of Civilization 55 8 At the Easel 64 9 The Fine Art of Provenance 72 10 Full Speed Ahead 82 11 After Giacometti 91 12 A Sinister Message 100 13 The Bookworm 107 14 The Paper Trail 115 15 Falling off a Log 122 16 The Bow Tie 130 17 Into the Whirlwind 136 18 Standing Nude 146 19 The Pond Man 150 20 Myatt's Blue Period 160 21 The Chameleon 170 22 A Loaded Briefcase 178 23 The Auschwitz Concert 185 24 Extreme Prudence 194 25 We're Not Alone 199 26 A Slow Burn - 203 27 The Art Squad 211 28 The Macaroni Caper 218 29 Nicked 226 30 Aladdin's Cave 232 31 The Fox 248 32 Drewe Descending 262 33 South 273 34 The Trial 281 Epilogue 291 Authors' Note 307 Acknowledgments 309 Bibliography 313 Endnotes 317 Index 321
Responsibility: Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo.

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"'The incredible story.' Daily Mail 'Gripping and provocative.' Sunday Times"

 
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