The Conman : The Extraordinary Story How One Amateur with a Pot of Emulsion Paint Mixed with KY Jelly Fooled the Art Experts, Paperback Book

The Conman : The Extraordinary Story How One Amateur with a Pot of Emulsion Paint Mixed with KY Jelly Fooled the Art Experts Paperback

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When a school teacher put a modest advertisement in Private Eye as a painter of 'genuine fakes', he had no idea that it would lead to him becoming a willing part of the biggest art fraud in Britain.

Among one of the few people who responded was the mysterious and magnetic John Drewe, apparently a Professor and inventor with impressive connections.

But really Drewe was a conman who was soon to take in the British Modern Art World with a scam that would last a decade.

Drewe, who knew, at first, little about the art world discovered that the art itself didn't really make any difference but it was the documentation of a work that mattered.

He commissioned some 200 works from Myatt who worked with B&Q emulsion paint, mixed in with KY jelly, over a decade.

It was only a naked a woman and a microwaved goldfish that would end the scam!

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