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Good As Goldie

Good As Goldie (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wilson, Tim

This is the story of New Zealand's most notorious art forger. Charles Frederick Goldie is the country's most famous artist. Carl Feodor Goldie is the most infamous forger. Karl Feodor Sim, as he started out in life, spent nearly two decades fooling the country's art experts with ...his extraordinary takes of work of the likes of C.F. Goldie, Petrus van der Velden and Nicholas Chevalier. Sim, a talented painter in his own right, stumbled into the forgery business purely by chance. A friend added false signatures to some of Sim's work, and sent them off to a major auction house - where they were readily accepted as the real thing. After that, Sim couldn't resist. The Foxton antique dealer was eventually nabbed after suspicions were aroused about the number of rediscovered masterpieces coming out of the small Manawatu town. Sim was arrested in 1985 and charged with art forgery. He was convicted and fined $1000 and ordered to undertake 200 hours community service.
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ISBN 9781869589073
Published NZ 12 Sep 2002
Publisher Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781869589073
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand
Published 12 Sep 2002
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wilson, Tim
Category Visual Arts (Art, Fine Art, Decorative Arts)
Forgery, Falsification & Theft Of Artworks
Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 258mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 759.993
Weight 520g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art forgers, New Zealand, Goldie, C. F
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade