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CON ARTIST The Life and Crimes of the World's Greatest Art Forger

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Richard Ferrone, Tony Tetro, Giampiero Ambrosi

Biography & Memoir • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

With his trademark tough-guy growl, Richard Ferrone captures the casual confidence, wobbly moral compass, and street-smart charm of Tony Tetro, an art forger extraordinaire. Showing up in California during the swinging 1970s, the self-taught artist found he had a natural aptitude for imitating almost any painting style—from Picasso to Dali to masters like Caravaggio. Tetro’s fakes found an appreciative, lucrative market in the shady “no-questions-asked” underground world of galleries, private collectors, and even museums. This audiobook will lead listeners to question everything they thought they knew about the value of fine art. After a decade of fast cars and illicit drugs, the law and scandal caught up with Tetro in 1989. Ferrone’s voice wonderfully sums up Tetro’s afterword. Easy come, easy go. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781668611319 $25.98

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