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Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
Provenance is fun — it's the true story of how John Drewe and John Myatt fooled the art world with fake paintings. These weren't ordinary fakes, though: they had incredibly realistic histories and evidence backing their validity up. The story required a mind-boggling amount of research, and at times reads like a thriller — complete with fake identities, sneaking documentation into real museum archives, and social manipulation.
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