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The art forger [electronic resource] : A Novel. B. A Shapiro.

Shapiro, B. A. (Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today 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.Claire makes her living reproducing famous works of art for a popular online retailer. Desperate to improve her situation, she lets herself be lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting—one of the Degas masterpieces stolen from the Gardner Museum—in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when the long-missing Degas painting—the one that had been hanging for one hundred years at the Gardner—is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery.Claire's search for the truth about the painting's origins leads her into a labyrinth of...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Algonquin Books, 2012. Requires .
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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