The Art Forger

THE ART FORGER                                      B.A. SHAPIRO
Posted: July 1, 2013

The Art ForgerOn March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art today worth over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.

Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting—a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum—in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire’s studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.

Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.



HUBBY'S REVIEW: 


If you are into art this book is for you. It is loosely based on a art theft from Boston. This book starts off slow but finishes strong. Like some artists I know. Growing up with an artist I could relate to a lot of the story. I don't want to say to much because then I will give away the story. This is a well written book and for me once I got past the first 5 chapters the story really really took off, but you do need the whole story to make a book. So this was a good and well written book.

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