B. A. Shapiro
Adult Fiction SHAPIRO
Summary: Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museume"still the largest unsolved art theft in historye"one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiecee"the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred yearse"may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeinge"and not seeinge"the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
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Reproduces famous works of art for a popular online retailer; desperate to improve her life situation; she agreed to forge one of the masterpieces stolen from a museum in 1990.