Description:Art journalist Geraldine Norman has uncovered many fakes in the past,most famously the Tom Keating forgeries. Here,using previously undiscovered documentation about the artist,his friends and fakers,and by visual comparisons with genuine Van Goghs,she builds an overwhelming case against the authenticity of paintings previously held to be genuine. Given the sums of money involved,such information is not warmly received by all in the art world.
Further investigation was hampered by the institutions with a vested interest in the Van Gogh industry. The Van Gogh Museum has an embargo on certain family documents. Geraldine Norman says the Van Gogh Museum has an embargo on certain family documents and no one has been allowed access to some of the key evidence,there is just too much money and too many reputations at stake.