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In the '80s and early '90s, John Drewe, the con man in this book's subtitle, made millions of dollars on artwork that he didn't even paint. To perform the messy work of replication, this master fabricator enlisted the unwitting help of John Myatt, a semi-destitute artist, doling out small change for work that resembled the work of the likes of Matisse, Monet, and Turner. Then Drewe's own work began: With meticulous attention, he began constructing each painting's provenance, the intricate paper trail that establishes its authenticity. With his dirty work nearly done, he would then foist his fraud on unsuspecting or greedy dealers and other buyers. Husband-and-wife team Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo tell the story of this beguiling manipulator with just the right combination of awe and disdain. Perfect prison reading for Bernard Madoff.