The Faker

Alfredo Martinez was a talented forger who had a love-hate relationship with the art world; he was disillusioned by its inner workings, yet it called to him. Forgery was his way of getting revenge on the art world. With forgery came a prison sentence, and getting caught contributed to part of his greatest ‘swindle’: His harsh experiences in prison gave him a rich story that patrons of the arts lapped up, propelling his original works into stardom. Read full article here


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