Con artists

Today I learned about this incredible dude:

And this guy too:

Probably fair to say Anna Delvey fits the brief too:

Any others?

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Michael Cohen

https://fineartmultiple.com/blog/art-swindle-new-york/

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A guy from work produced that documentary. Its a wild story.

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Han Van Meegeren

http://www.essentialvermeer.com/misc/van_meegeren.html

This is on iplayer at the moment

Really fun film.

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Watched a documentary on Netflix earlier in the year about how one of NYC’s most respected art dealerships (founded in 1846) got duped for years into selling fakes by really famous painters (Rothko, Pollock) over a 15 year period. They were marketed as lost works, declared genuine by experts, but were all painted in a suburban garage. The forger made tens of millions of dollars on them.

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