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
By Adam Schwartz - Aug 12, 2009
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."
By George Walker - Aug 5, 2009
She’s also a women with a sense of fun about it and this gives me a lot of space to work in.