[PAST EVENT] Muscarelle Explorations Book Club: Provenance

December 3, 2020
6pm - 7pm
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Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo

Join our Director David Brashear and Dean of University Libraries at William & Mary Carrie Lynn Cooper for a virtual Muscarelle Explorations Book Club! In keeping with Fact, Fiction, Fables and Forgeries we chose Provenance, which delves into the astonishing narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate cons in the history of art forgery. Stretching from London to Paris to New York, investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo recount the tale of infamous con man and unforgettable villain John Drewe and his accomplice, the affable artist John Myatt. Together they exploited the archives of British art institutions to irrevocably legitimize the hundreds of pieces they forged, many of which are still considered genuine and hang in prominent museums and private collections today.

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