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(Vanity Fair)   The Con Artist: How did a self-described German hippie pull off one of the biggest cons in art-world history?   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Germans, Black Forest, Freiburg, installation arts, South China Sea, Winnebago, industrial designers, art forgery  
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12023 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Oct 2012 at 12:39 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-12 03:20:20 PM  
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MrEricSir: "German hippie"?

Where do ya think Birkenstocks come from?
2012-10-12 12:48:46 PM  
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UInless it involved Audrey Hepbrun, it wasn't that great of an art heist.

Oh, I'd leave you cross eyed and smiling, Audrey. Giggity.
2012-10-12 04:34:28 PM  
1 vote:
Workers had just put the finishing touches on their $7 million villa, after 19 months of extensive renovations. Lanterns lit up the cobblestone walkway to the hillside house, a five-level minimalist structure with a glass and Siberian-larch-wood façade, steel beams, pastel-colored tile floors, and contemporary paintings and sculptures filling every room.

I understand what the term 'minimalist' means in art/architecture, but I still think it's funny being applied to a $7 million, five-level villa.
2012-10-12 01:49:08 PM  
1 vote:

busy chillin': If it's so easy...then do it yourself. Let see your stuff.

It sounds like this guy had actual talent. He chose to use his powers for evil.
2012-10-12 12:51:15 PM  
1 vote:
What I'd like to do is put on a museum gallery exhibition of a single artists works wherein everything, even the artist, is fake and the paintings were done in the past year. But we set the whole thing in some classic era, and describe the artist as oft-unappreciated. Then we put some of those paintings on auction over the next few years.

It shouldn't be that hard to wedge a new artist into the 19th century. Hell, we could even do the materials right. No TiO white, all zinc and lead white.
2012-10-12 12:48:22 PM  
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2012-10-12 12:44:41 PM  
1 vote:
sooo many words for what two sentences would accomplish.

"He did it for the money and because he could. Also, most art is garbage, and is therefore easy to fake."
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