Give Now

Claude Thornhill, Present Laughter, Provenance

Tonight on Artworks, Art Fraud, Hoosier bandleader Claude Thornhill, and actors from "Present Laughter."

Coming up on Artworks,

Why go through all of the hassle of researching a priceless piece of art’s background, when you can just get someone to make a cheap copy and say it’s the real deal?  That was the idea a con man had in the 1980s, and a new book tells the amazing story of how they got away with it for 9 whole years. We’ll hear from the co-author of Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art a little later in the show.

We’ll also get to know a little better one Hoosier bandleader whose influence on the postwar jazz scene is still felt today.

And the stars of the Present Laughter stop by for a chat during the run at the Brown County Playhouse.

Stories On This Episode

Provenance: The Biggest Art Fraud Of The 20th Century

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

A new book tells the incredible true story of the biggest art fraud of the twentieth century. WFIU's Adam Schwartz interviews the co-author of "Provenance."

“Present Laughter” At The Brown County Playhouse

Brown County Playhouse's "Present Laughter"

She’s also a women with a sense of fun about it and this gives me a lot of space to work in.

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Artworks:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Artworks

Search Artworks

WFIU Arts is on Twitter