Drawn to Trouble: Confessions of a Master Forger: A Memoir
The autobiographical book explores the life of one of the greatest and most talented art forgers of the world, Eric Hebborn. His account reveals a life transformed from the Royal Art Academy into the dark side of the art world. Despite winning prizes as a student at art schools, Hebborn later failed to find recognition as an artist and hence started to fake paintings. As an art restorer, he acquired a great knowledge of the old masters’ paintings as well of their materials and methods. The book reveals the unknown story of Eric Hebborn’s life and work, his techniques and processes of forgery which fooled the experts at Sotheby’s and Christie’s and made him one of the greatest forgers of the 20th century.