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A Good Joke - The Life and Crimes of Notorious Art Forger Karl Sims

$45.00 NZD

A Good Joke tells the story of New Zealand's only convicted art forger, Karl Fedor Sim (aka Carl Fedor Goldie) and his associates, and provides an insight into the shady side of art dealing and the incompetent side of art expertise in New Zealand over the past five decades.


  • Written by Ian Dougherty
  • Tells the full story of his pre-conviction forgeries, and of his extensive forgery activities from 1986 until shortly before his death in 2013, which no-one outside of a few close associates knew about until now.


Ian Dougherty is a historian based in Dunedin. He was born and raised in the southern city and has a Master of Arts degree in history from Otago University.


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