Read Between the Wines: October 6th, 2016

The next meeting for Reading between the Wines is Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 PM. We will be discussing Provenance by Aly Sujo and Laney Salisbury, a true story of a con man and an art forger and an audacious art fraud in the 20th century. Filled with extraordinary characters and told at breakneck speed, Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller. But this is most certainly not fiction. It is the astonishing narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate cons in the history of art forgery. Stretching from London to Paris to New York, investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo recount the tale of infamous con man and unforgettable villain John Drewe and his accomplice, the affable artist John Myatt. Together they exploited the archives of British art institutions to irrevocably legitimize the hundreds of pieces they forged, many of which are still considered genuine and hang in prominent museums and private collections today.

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