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The Art Forger

The Art Forger

Author(s): B A Shapiro

Location(s): Boston

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern, looking back to 1990 and late 19th century



Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

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There is a full blend of information – a great novel for those who love art. Set in Boston. Having been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum I was entranced by the detail –...

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