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A Forger’s Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger

Shaun Greenhalgh Interviewed by Waldemar Januszczak

Saturday, 17 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

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One-time art forger Shaun Greenhalgh explains how he managed to fool some of the world’s greatest museums with work produced out of a shed in the garden of his parents’ council house.

Greenhalgh wrote the account of his forger’s life while serving a four years and eight months prison sentence handed down to him by Bolton Crown Court in 2007. The court case caused a sensation at the time as the scale of his forgery was revealed – from Leonardo drawings to Lowry paintings and Anglo-Saxon brooches.
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The Metropolitan Police labelled Greenhalgh ‘the most diverse art forger known in history’. The Victoria and Albert Museum held an exhibition of his works in 2010. He now sells his imitations legally.

Here he talks to well-known art critic, television documentary producer and presenter Waldemar Januszczak, a former arts editor of the Guardian and former head of arts at Channel 4.

 

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine