The Art of the Con The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World by Anthony M. Amore

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In this fascinating work, Amore explores some of the most notorious forgeries in the contemporary art world, tracing the path of their creators–including a Romanian peasant who became an international sensation with his authentically “discovered” paintings by da Vinci.

By exploring their methods and motivations, he offers insights into how these conmen operate–from hat-and-cane men to sophisticated criminal networks. As a result, this wide-ranging book sheds new light on both these criminals and some of our favorite artists at different points in history.

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Learning about the art world can seem elusive. It shouldn’t be.

Building your art bookshelf is a forever-ongoing process. I’ve included an Amazon link to help you find the right next book for you, but you can always purchase at your local bookstore in person or at

The books are organized into categories. The First Books are for those brand-new to the art world. More seasoned collectors can jump ahead to dive deeper into specific threads.

  1. The First Books
  2. Artists & Art History
  3. The Science & Art Of Collecting
  4. The Buying & Selling Of Art
  5. The Art Market

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