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The Resource The Art of the Con

The Art of the Con

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The Art of the Con
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The Art of the Con
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Summary
Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. Anthony Amore's The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe
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Amore, Anthony M
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dictionaries
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  • Art
  • History
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
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The Art of the Con
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781466879119
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optical disk
Label
The Art of the Con
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3e9ea1de-eabf-40fa-ac4e-e8ff564578e7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781466879119
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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