|"Provenance" by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo|
One of the best Art Crime books to have come out in a long while, this tale of deception centers on the forged art and related bogus provenance created by John Myatt and John Drewe and moves at a steady pace, offering great insights into the functions and realities of fakes in the art market...
"Filled with extraordinary characters and told at breakneck speed, Provenance reads like a well-plotted thriller. But this is most certainly not fiction. It is the astonishing narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate cons in the history of art forgery. Stretching from London to Paris to New York, investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo recount the tale of infamous con man and unforgettable villain John Drewe and his accomplice, the affable artist John Myatt. Together they exploited the archives of British art institutions to irrevocably legitimize the hundreds of pieces they forged, many of which are still considered genuine and hang in prominent museums and private." -amazon.com