By Guy RIBES,Jean-Baptiste PÉRETIÉ

Pour los angeles première fois dans un livre, l'un des faussaires les plus prolifiques de son temps se raconte, à l. a. première personne. Avec sa gouaille de titi parisien et sa morale d'artiste, il dévoile les secrets and techniques entourant ses fake et quelques-unes des combines peu reluisantes du marché de l'art.

Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Léger, Modigliani, Renoir... Pendant près de quarante ans, man Ribes, faussaire véritable, a imité les plus grands peintres, avec une maîtrise process et un expertise hors du commun. Personnage truculent, fumeur de pipe aux mains d'ours mal léché, " le peintre des voyous ", comme un juge l'a surnommé, naît dans un bordel à los angeles fin des années 1940. Il grandit dans une famille où, dit-il, " on pratiquait plutôt le revolver que le pinceau ". Après un passage dans l. a. marine puis dans l. a. Légion, il start à fabriquer des fake, par orgueil et par jeu. Il fait ses gammes, perfectionne ses ideas de vieillissement des toiles, oublie son propre kind et apprend sur le bout des doigts à peindre comme les autres. Ribes ne fait pas de copies, il peint " à l. a. manière de ". Autrement dit, il crée de nouvelles œuvres de Chagall, Picasso, Dali... Au aspect de tromper les specialists. Et d'attirer une bande de trafiquants d'art, qui exploite son expertise et arnaque plusieurs collectionneurs. Jusqu'au jour où los angeles police vient frapper à sa porte...

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