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By Ken Perenyi

It is expounded that the best paintings forger on this planet is the one that hasn't ever been caught—the wonderful tale of America’s so much finished paintings forger.

Ten years in the past, an FBI research at the side of the U.S. Attorney’s place of work within the Southern District of recent York used to be approximately to reveal a scandal within the paintings global that might were front-page information in big apple and London. After a path of pretend work of extraordinary caliber led federal brokers to paintings buyers, well known specialists, and the most important public sale homes, the research inexplicably ended, regardless of an abundance of proof gathered. The case used to be closed and the FBI dossier used to be marked “exempt from public disclosure.”

Now that the statute of boundaries on those crimes has expired and the case seems hermetically sealed close by means of the FBI, this booklet, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. it's the tale, intimately, of ways he pulled all of it off.

Glamorous tales of art-world scandal have constantly captured the general public mind's eye. despite the fact that, now not considering the fact that Clifford Irving’s 1969 bestselling Fake has there been a narrative in any respect like this one. Caveat Emptor is exclusive in that it's the first and purely ebook by way of and approximately America’s first and purely nice paintings forger. and in contrast to different forgers, Perenyi produced no paper path, no faux provenance whatever; he allow the work communicate for themselves. and they did, sometimes spell binding the specialists in mere seconds.

In the culture of Frank Abagnale’s Catch Me in the event you Can, and likely to be a bombshell for the key overseas public sale homes and galleries, this is the tale of America’s maximum paintings forger.
32 pages of colour illustrations and pictures

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