The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers (Hardcover)

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The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world's most famous forgeries - investigating the motivations of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so conned the public and the art establishment alike.

About the Author


Noah Charney is a professor and an international author of fiction and non‐fiction, specializing in the fields of art history and art crime. He is the founder and president of ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, a non‐profit research group on issues in art crime. His work in the field of art crime has been praised in such international forums as the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, BBC Radio, National Public Radio, El Pais, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Elle and Tatler among many others. He has appeared on radio and television as an expert on art history and art crime, including BBC, ITV, CNBC and MSNBC. Charney is the author of numerous articles and a novel, The Art Thief (2007).

Praise For…


"A fascinating account. "

Washington Post, -

"Charney truly hits stride when describing the forgers..as the world of forgery is infinitely colorful."

Bloomberg.com, -


Coverage from NPR



Product Details
ISBN: 9780714867458
ISBN-10: 0714867454
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 296
Language: English