The Art of Forgery
“The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers” explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues behind the world’s most famous forgeries. Author Noah Charney investigates the motivations behind the artists and criminals who faked great works of art, and hence deceived the public, prestigious institutions and the art establishment. The book is organized as a series of case studies, which move between characters, art media and periods. Charney groups them chapters as themes around “Genius, Pride, Revenge and Money” to create an easy narrative flow. Through this, each chapter takes the reader on a voyage to the intriguing world of forgers, along with their stories, creativity, strengths and weaknesses.