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 M. 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 listener 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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Very Good Narration
Maybe..I wonder if the print version has pictures of the paintings it talks about... Even still, I think that if I were reading the print version, I wouldn't have finished it as quickly and probably wouldn't have read it as often. Listening probably made it more appealing.
Honestly, it was overall just more interesting than I thought it would be. I wasn't sure exactly what the book would talk about, but it got very specific about some cool stories around art forgeries.
I haven't but I like him in this. He has a good voice for nonfiction. He sounds smart..his voice reminds me of an actor but I can't put my finger on who exactly.
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