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I Was Vermeer by Frank Wynne
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Sep 20, 2008

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Self-promoting and a bragging tone spoil much of the book, but I loved it when he sold fakes to the Nazis.


Oh, no!! According to "The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger" - I completely fell for the myth that Han van Meegeren sold a painting to Goering as a way to mock the Nazis. He was a complete con man, unable to tell the truth even in his autobiographical details that were supposedly tell-all.

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message 1: by mitzi morris (new)

mitzi morris Desperate for photos and pictorial examples. Lacked attribution and references relating to provenance and facts directly targeted at statements made or attributed to the forger. Forgerers are notorious liars and narcissists, so who do we believe here??

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