“There’s just something that makes a great painting great. It is that last ten percent.”

For thirty years, Ken Perenyi’s forged paintings passed through the best auction houses and galleries in New York and London as original works. ‘Caveat Emptor’ is the remarkable story of how a self-taught artist, who first picked up a paintbrush in his teens, became America’s most accomplished art forger.

Here, he talks about his years spent imitating the great art masters and about how his life changed the day two FBI agents showed up at his door.

What Ken id may have been unethical if not downright illegal, but as you’ll see he is one of the most talented painters in the world.

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