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Good as Goldie. The Amazing story of New Zealand's most famous Art Forger. Karl F Sim (C F Goldie) and Tim Wilson. 2003 1st edition. Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland

Inscription signed by CF Goldie, Karl F Sim front page

Karl Sim of Foxton, who liked to be known as "Goldie," was convicted in the 1980s of the forgery of paintings by some of NZ's most famous artists incl C F Goldie, Rita Angus, Lindauer and Colin McCahon. There is a list in the book

Here he tells his story, written in a NZ "she'll be right" style.
His farm upbringing, art classes at Palmerston North High School, antique dealer and art forger, marketing

Caught by "the demons," tried, convicted and imprisoned; plus life after
How many fakes are still out there ???

Lots of repros of paintings. Also many drawings and portraits of NZ identities

144pp; b/w and coloured photos; s/covers; very good condition; very faint reading creases on covers

A hard case, interesting read

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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