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Art thieves, fakers & fraudsters : the New Zealand story / Penelope Jackson.

By: Penelope Jackson, 1962- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Awa Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Edition: First edition.Description: 196 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781927249512.Subject(s): Art thieves -- New Zealand | Art forgers -- New Zealand | Art theft -- New Zealand | Art theft -- New Zealand -- New Zealand -- History | Art -- Forgeries -- New Zealand -- History | Art -- Forgeries | Art forgers | Art thefts | Art thieves | New ZealandDDC classification: 364.16 Summary: "Art crime is soaring. Every year as much as $10 billion worth of artworks are stolen. Many more are vandalised, damaged or destroyed. Added to this is a flourishing world of fakes and forgeries, often sold for millions of dollars and hanging in the world's most prestigious galleries. If you think this is happening only in Paris, London and New York, prepare to be surprised as art curator Penelope Jackson reveals the underbelly of the New Zealand art world"--Back cover.
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Penelope Jackson documents New Zealand's most scandalous art crimes of the last 100 years - some notorious but others covered up by embarrassed owners and institutions. They include a near-life-sized nude mysteriously stolen from the Christchurch's McDougall Art Gallery and never seen again; an international court battle around ownership of major Italian paintings stolen from their Jewish owners by the Nazis, bought by a NZ soldier during WWII and later sold to Dunedin Public Art Gallery; a leading NZ painter who sold copies of his work as originals; paintings illegally sold by an unscrupulous art dealer; a blatant theft from the Auckland Art Gallery, and the embarrassing rip-offs by Goldie forger Karl Sim.

Jackson shows that NZ is far from immune to the criminal activities increasingly affecting art around the world. 2015 saw the establishment of the NZ Art Crime Research Trust, of which Jackson is a founding trustee. Art Thieves, Fakes and Fraudsters will be launched first at the September 30 opening of a major art crime exhibition, The Empty Frame , at Waikato Museum, and featured at the trust's second symposium, City Gallery Wellington, October 15.

Includes bibliographical references.

"Art crime is soaring. Every year as much as $10 billion worth of artworks are stolen. Many more are vandalised, damaged or destroyed. Added to this is a flourishing world of fakes and forgeries, often sold for millions of dollars and hanging in the world's most prestigious galleries. If you think this is happening only in Paris, London and New York, prepare to be surprised as art curator Penelope Jackson reveals the underbelly of the New Zealand art world"--Back cover.

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