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Ken Perenyi

A Tale of Art Forgery, Sex Slavery and Single Parenthood

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Harper

There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.

The Art of the Fake in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

A couple of recent books illustrate our fascination with the arcane world of art forgery. Perhaps, in this Internet age, when so little seems to be truly original, the subject of how to produce a master forgery that will fool all the experts seems particularly relevant.

Yer Cheatin' Art, Part II: Conversation With an Art Forger

Janice Harper | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Janice Harper

Like a method actor who lives the role he plays with such intensity and focus that he begins to instinctively move and think like the character he is playing, an art forger needs to channel his ancestral muse so that he can envision a convincing -- and compelling -- fabrication.

Yer Cheatin' Art: An Art Forger Tells All (Part I)

Janice Harper | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Janice Harper

For all the forgers' mastery of art, there remains the troubling issue of morality. What does it mean to turn such a phenomenal skill toward criminal ends? And just how criminal is it, really?

Art Website Sells Cezanne Painting For $20

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Paintings by Paul Cezanne have sold for over a million dollars at auction houses, the last one fetching over $1.8 million at Sotheby's in February of ...