A wide-ranging conversation on art forgers, prophets and purists between artist and writer Jonathon Keats, gallerist and author Richard Polsky,and curator and author Nancy Boas.
Nancy Boas is the author of a new illustrated biography, David Park: A Painter's Life, and an earlier book, The Society of Six: California Colorists, both published by the University of California Press. She was adjunct curator of American paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Jonathon Keats is a writer and artist. His latest book, Forged: Why Fakes Are the Great Art of Our Age is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He has exhibited at venues including the Berkeley Art Museum and YBCA.
Richard Polsky is author of three books on art: The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World; I Bought Andy Warhol; and I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon). He is also a private art dealer and lives in Sausalito.
Artist Jonathon Keats, author of Forged: Why Fakes Are the Great Art of Our Age, argues why he believes forgers are producing today's provocative art, and why he thinks they are challenging society's discourse on expression.