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Author Greenhalgh, Shaun, 1960- author.

Title A forger's tale : confessions of the Bolton forger / Shaun Greenhalgh ; [introduction by Waldemar Januszczak].

Publication Info. London : Allen & Unwin, 2018.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  92 GREENHALGH,S    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition Paperback edition.
Description 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
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Note "Originally published in a limited edition in 2015 by ZCZ Editions. Hardback edition published in Great Britain in 2017 by Allen & Unwin"--Title page verso.
Summary In 2007 Shaun Greenhalgh was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working from a shed in his parents' garden, Greenhalgh could - and did - copy it all, from busts of American presidents to Da Vinci drawings, Anglo-Saxon brooches to L.S Lowry paintings, and even a pharaoh's head carved in lapis lazuli using a mini drill bought from Argos. Written in prison, A Forger's Tale details Shaun's notorious career, which fooled institutes including the British Museum, shocked the art world and tantalised the media. Told with great wit and charm, this is the definitive account of Britain's most successful and infamous forger, a man whose love for art saturates every page of this extraordinary memoir.
Subject Greenhalgh, Shaun, 1960-
Art forgers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Art -- Forgeries -- Great Britain.
Prisoners -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Januszczak, Waldemar, writer of introduction.
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