The art of Ken Perenyi is remarkable, but it’s extremely difficult to detect which pieces are his. As a teenager, Ken entered New York City’s art scene, admiring famous pieces alongside artists and celebrities alike. Feeling inspired to learn the craft, he taught himself how to paint. Ken soon learned that not only was he a talented artist, but a talented forger as well. With his remarkable ability to reproduce the art of well-known painters, Ken began a 34-year career of forgery, tricking some of the world’s most famous art experts along the way.
Author of Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger Ken Perenyi discusses how he discovered his talent, how he was able to dupe some of the world’s most well-known galleries, and the close encounters he had with the FBI throughout his career.

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