By Stan Lauryssens
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1998
An remarkable memoir of fortune, fraud, and the grasp of contemporary art
Art broker Stan Lauryssens made hundreds of thousands in smooth paintings, but he sold only one identify: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter’s paintings was once a sizzling commodity for the newly wealthy, traders, and shady businessmen trying to launder their black-market funds. Stan didn’t brain having a look the wrong way; he simply was hoping the dealers might glance the opposite direction besides. The works of art he bought got here from a few very questionable assets, yet he quickly came upon that the shadiest resource of all used to be Dalí himself.
The extra winning Stan grew to become, the nearer he got here to Dalí, till he chanced on himself dwelling round the corner to the getting older artist, within the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol’s detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, company affiliates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dalí. He discovered approximately Dalí’s mystery heritage, the studio of artists who produced his paintings, and the profitable desktop that stored Dalí’s extravagant way of life afloat lengthy after his creativity started to flounder.
Dalí & I deals a behind-the-scenes view of the trade and conspiracy that pass hand in hand in the overseas artwork global, written by way of a guy who has been to the top only to discover that it’s no longer so assorted from the ground.
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This is never more true than in a book about actual criminal cases. The crimes itself, the victim(s), the suspects, the survivors, friends, and the investigators, prosecutors, and judges cannot be fully explored without the contributions of those who were there. When I traveled to Georgia in 2006, I knew only the most basic facts of this true story, and, as always, I worried that I would never discover enough to write the case in the depth I hoped for. Looking back now, I cannot thank the people I met enough for their willingness to show me the multifaceted aspects of two extraordinary investigations into a tragic and convoluted progression of events.
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