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The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren
It's a story that made Dutch painter Han van Meegeren famous worldwide when itbroke at the end of World War II: A lifetime of disappointment drovehim to forge Vermeers, one of which he sold to Hermann Goering, making a mockery of the Nazis. And it's a story that's been believed ever since.Too badit isn't true.Jonathan Lopez has drawn on never-before-seen...
It's a story that made Dutch painter Han van Meegeren famous worldwide when itbroke at the end of World War II: A lifetime of disappointment drovehim to forge Vermeers, one of which he sold to Hermann Goering, making a mockery of the Nazis. And it's a story that's been believed ever since.Too badit isn't true.Jonathan Lopez has drawn on never-before-seen documents from dozens of archives to write a revelatory new biography of the world’s most famous forger. Neither unappreciated artist nor antifascist hero, Van Meegeren emerges as an ingenious, dyed-in-the-wool crook who plied the forger's trade far longer than he ever admitteda talented Mr. Ripley armed with a paintbrush. Lopez also explores a network of illicit commerce that operated across Europe: Not only was Van Meegeren a key player in that high-stakes game in the 1920s and '30s, landing fakes with powerful dealers and famous collectors such as Andrew Mellon, but he and his associates later offered a case study in wartime opportunism as they cashed in on the Nazi occupation.The Man Who Made Vermeersis a long-overdue unvarnishing of Van Meegeren’s legend and a deliciously detailed story of deceit in the art world.
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