Frank Wynne





Frank Wynne


Born
in Co. Sligo, Ireland
January 01, 1962

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Frank Wynne was born in 1962 and grew up in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. His father - with T R Henn and others - was among the founding members of the Yeats Summer School in Sligo in 1959, and was President of the school until his death. Through the Summer School, Wynne was introduced to literary figures (whose lectures he recorded with a tape recorder), among them Richard Ellmann and Seamus Heaney
He was raised "in the dark depths [of] Irish Catholicism". Apart from the summer school, he describes his childhood as a standard 1970's Irish childhood, of "single-channel television. Pop radio was Luxembourg [radio], which came through faintly at night through the static. The first gig I saw was Eric Clapton at the Baymount hotel when I was 14." He at
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“We should all realize that we can only talk about the bad forgeries, the ones that have been detected; the good ones are still hanging on the walls”
Frank Wynne, I Was Vermeer: The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger
tags: art

“Forgeries are an ever-changing portrait of human desires. Each society, each generation, fakes the things it covets most”
Frank Wynne, I Was Vermeer: The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger

“Art is the business of selling fetishes, sacred relics once touched by genius: what the forger offers the gullible buyer is not art, it is "authenticity”
Frank Wynne, I Was Vermeer: The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger
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