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False Impressions: The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes

noon     Griswold House

Read the book, bring a lunch and discuss.  Members free; non-members $5.  All are welcome.

False Impressions: The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes
by Thomas Hoving

In False Impressions, Thomas Hoving (past Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) presents a gallery of art fakes, fakers, and the suckers who fell for the scams. From the Shroud of Turin to pre-Colombian pottery, Hoving reveals the biggest, the best, the most embarrassing, and the most costly forgeries in history--many of them unknown until now.

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