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020 _a9780522869231 (paperback)
035 _a(OCoLC)953617959
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082 0 4 _a364.1635
100 1 _aCoslovich, Gabriella.
_9394895
245 1 0 _aWhiteley on trial /
_cGabriella Coslovich.
264 4 _c©2017
264 1 _aCarlton, Victoria :
_bMelbourne University Press,
_c2017.
300 _axvi, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
_billustrations (chiefly colour) ;
_c24 cm.
336 _atext
_btxt
_2rdacontent
336 _astill image
_bsti
_2rdacontent
337 _aunmediated
_bn
_2rdamedia
338 _avolume
_bnc
_2rdacarrier
500 _aIncludes index.
520 _aIt was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and ultimately tragic artists, Brett Whiteley, a heroin addict who died alone in 1992. It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley in a Melbourne art restorer's studio. Secret photographs were taken as the paintings took form. A jury finds two men guilty of faking Whiteleys, but a year later the appeal bench sensationally acquits them. The paintings are returned to their owners, leaving the legitimacy of the artworks in limbo. Whiteley on Trial investigates this remarkable case and exposes the avarice of the art world, the disdain for connoisseurship and the fragility of authenticity.
600 1 0 _aWhiteley, Brett,
_d1939-1992
_xForgeries.
_9394896
650 0 _aArt
_xForgeries
_zAustralia.
_9394897
650 0 _aFraud investigation
_zAustralia.
_9394898
650 0 _aArt thefts
_xInvestigation
_zAustralia.
_9394899
900 _a706485
945 _p21.00
_tBooks
_sADULT NON FICTION
_lSunshine
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