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I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis

I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis (Paperback)

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In 1945, a small-time Dutch art dealer was arrested for selling a forgery of a priceless national treasure - a painting by Vermeer - to Hitler's right-hand man. The charge was treason, the only possible sentence death. And yet Han van Meegeren languished in his dank prison cell, incapable of uttering the words that would set him free: 'I am a forger.' This riveting account of greed, hubris, excess, treason and fine art is the story of a failed artist and the greatest forger of all time, who executed a swindle which earned him the equivalent of fifty million dollars and the acclaim of the very critics who had mocked him.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt treatments & subjectsIndividual artists, art monographsArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referenceForgery, falsification & theft of artworksBiographyBiography: general Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 20/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780747566816  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Frank Wynne is a journalist and translator and has written for, amongst other publications, the Irish Times, Melody Maker, Time Out and Attitude. Frank was born in Sligo and is now based in London.

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