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book - Forged exhibition catalogue produced by John Drewe to authenticate forged works of art
  • Forged exhibition catalogue produced by John Drewe to authenticate forged works of art
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Forged exhibition catalogue produced by John Drewe to authenticate forged works of art

  • Object:

    book

  • Date:

    ca. 1993 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper booklet

  • Museum number:

    38041010206480

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

[20] p. : ill. ; 13 x 15 cm.

Date

ca. 1993 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper booklet

Dimensions

Height: 125 mm closed, Width: 144 mm closed

Object history note

This is an exhibition catalogue forged by or for John Drewe to authenticate forged works of art he was selling with a false provenance. The original catalogue was removed by Drewe from a volume of Hanover Gallery exhibition catalogues in the National Art Library and replaced by this forgery. Drewe and his accomplice John Myatt were convicted of conspiracy to defraud at Southwark Crown Court in February 1999.

Title of original catalogue: Paintings by Vuillard, Courbet, Utrillo, Soutine, De Vlaminck, Dufy, Gris, Braque, Masson, MirĂ³, Sutherland, Giacometti, Bacon, Freud, Adler, Richards and Bombois : July 4-August 11

Descriptive line

Forged exhibition catalogue produced by John Drewe to authenticate forged works of art. ca.1993

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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