False Impressions: The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes

by Thomas Hoving

Paperback, 1997

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Publication

Touchstone (1997), Edition: Reprint, 366 pages

Description

Delving into one of the most sacrosanct areas of culture--fine art collecting--Thomas Hoving presents a gallery of art fakes, fakers, and the suckers who fell for the scams. From the shroud of Turin to pre-Colombian pottery, Hoving reveals the biggest, the best, the most embarrassing, and the most costly forgeries in history--many of them unknown until now. photos.

Original language

English

Original publication date

1996

Physical description

366 p.; 5.5 inches

ISBN

0684831481 / 9780684831480
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