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The Resource A Forger's Tale

A Forger's Tale

Label
A Forger's Tale
Title
A Forger's Tale
Statement of responsibility
Shaun Greenhalgh ; contributions by Waldemar Januszczak
Title variation
forgers tale
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the memoir of one of Britains most successful and infamous art forgers
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Contributor
hG-zoHORHbk
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2007, Bolton Crown Court in the United Kingdom sentenced Shaun Greenhalgh to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parents' garden, Greenhalgh had successfully fooled some of the world's greatest museums. During the court case, the breadth of his forgeries shocked the art world and tantalised the media. What no one realised was how much more of the story there was to tell.Written in prison, A Forger's Tale details Shaun's notorious career and the extraordinary circumstances that led to it. From Leonardo drawings to L.S. Lowry paintings, from busts of American presidents to Anglo-Saxon brooches, from cutting-edge Modernism to the ancient art of the Stone Age, Greenhalgh could—and did—copy it all. Told with great wit and charm, this is the definitive account of Britain's most successful and infamous forger, a man whose love for art saturates every page of this extraordinary memoir
Summary
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10618212
Cataloging source
YDX
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Greenhalgh, Shaun
Dewey number
364.1635092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Januszczak, Waldemar
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the memoir of one of Britain's most successful and infamous art forgers
Label
A Forger's Tale
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5a72e499-f55c-448a-b4d1-85e7f43dfed4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781952535246
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Forger's Tale
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5a72e499-f55c-448a-b4d1-85e7f43dfed4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952535246
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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