Noah Charney

noah charney

INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR & PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY
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In New York Times, on CBS and NPR

Noah was quoted in The New York Times for an article on art theft from China. For more click here. He was on CBS This Morning national television here, and on National Public Radio's biggest program, Fresh Air.


The Art of Forgery Hits the "Bests"

Listed as "Best of Art & Design" -Waterstone's (May 2015)

#1 Best-Seller among New Releases in Art History"-Amazon (10 June 2015)

Events: Spring 2015

Noah will be speaking at the following events in the Spring 2015, in support of his latest book, THE ART OF FORGERY (Phaidon). All are welcome, and should contact the host institution regarding tickets.

Here's the current lineup of live appearances, in addition to the Hay Festival, mentioned above:

UK Events

May 16 Guardian Masterclass "How to write about art" (sold out) London, England

May 17 Dulwich Picture Gallery 2:30pm London, England

May 18 V&A Museum 7pm London, England

May 26 Hay Festival 7pm Hay-on-Wye, Wales

US Events

June 3 Kramer Books Washington, DC

June 4 Institute Library New Haven, CT

June 5 MFA Boston, MA

June 8 92nd Street Y New York, NY

Italy Events

June 22-24 "History of Forgery" course Amelia, Umbria

Bled Film Festival

Noah has been recruited as "Selector of Feature Films" for the first annual Bled Film Festival, which will be held in Bled, Slovenia June 17-21.  This new festival features high-profile stars among its founders, from Hollywood and the Balkans.  Noah will be choosing eight films to be screened and contend for juried prizes, plus four films shown for free in an open air theater on the shores of Lake Bled, often called the most beautiful place on earth.  For more information, visit www.bledff.com


Cultural Heritage Research Prize

Noah is one of a select number of jury members for a brand new prize, established by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy and former Italian Minister of Culture, Francesco Rutelli.  The Cultural Heritage Research Prize will be awarded annually to someone who distinguishes themselves in the field of cultural heritage protection and recovery.  The prestigious prize includes a substantial cash award as well.  Noah's fellow jurors include  Rutelli, Mounir Bouchenaki, Bonnie Burnham, Jack Lang, Giovanni Nistri, Peter Watson, Hanna Pennock, Ismail Serageldin, and Stefano de Caro.  More information is available here.

Noah's BBC and National Geographic Documentaries

Noah appears as a guest expert and presenter on two TV documentaries this winter.  "The World's Most Expensive Stolen Paintings" appears on BBC2 on December 21, 2013 and "Hunting Hitler's Stolen Art Treasures" appears on Nat Geo Channel on February 5, 2014.


Invited to Consult to UN on Art Crime
Noah has been invited to participate in this year's ISPAC meeting on art crime. ISPAC is the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Committee to the United Nations' Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program.

The History of Art in 12 Paintings
Noah has been chosen by The Teaching Company to prepare a featured course for their prestigious Great Courses series. He will film a course of his design, called "The History of Art in 12 Paintings," which will be published in the summer of 2015. Noah is the youngest professor ever to be featured in the Great Courses series.

Art Crime Conference at the V&A Museum in London (7 November)
Through ARCA, Noah is organizing a day-long symposium on art crime, hosted by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The symposium will be held on 7 November 2013 and will consist of two sessions, one on "Art Forgery and Provenance," the other on "Art Recovery and Rewards." Speakers include Noah, Vernon Rapley, Richard Ellis, Charlie Hill, Claire Hutcheon, and Jonathan Jones. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.

TED 2014 Finalist
Noah is a finalist to be one of the twenty annual TED Fellows at the main TED event in 2014. Fingers crossed!

Writing for Esquire
Noah is thrilled to announce that he has begun to write for his favorite magazine, Esquire. You can find links to his articles on his Articles page or on his blog.

Noah in The New Yorker
Noah is quoted as an expert on art forgery in a recent New Yorker feature article about Mark Landis.

Noah's "The Secret History of Art" Blog

  • 10 Picks to Purchase from the Artspace Catalogue

    The Secret History of Art was asked to pick 10 desirable artworks from the Artspace online catalogue to recommend and discuss. Loving this sort of assignment, I jumped in with Picasso, Warhol, and a whole lot more. Have a look here.

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  • The Art of Forgery: #1 on Amazon

    CBS This Morning – Forgery

    Fresh from his book tour, The Secret History of Art’s latest book, The Art of Forgery (Phaidon) is listed as the #1 best-seller on Amazon in the category of new releases in art history. This is very cool, though it should be noted that the book, a week prior, had been listed as the #1 best-seller on Amazon in the category of finance and stock market history. So wonky as algorithms may be, it’s very nice to see #1 best-seller next to your book, regardless of category. Thanks to all who came to my UK and US book events, and for supporting my work! You can order a signed copy here, if you missed me on tour.

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    And in case you missed it, here I am on CBS This Morning (20 June 2015)

     

  • Art Forgery Talks in London, New England

    Come and see The Secret History of Art at one of the events to mark the release of the new book, THE ART OF FORGERY (Phaidon).

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    THE ART OF FORGERY: THE MINDS, MOTIVES AND METHODS OF MASTER FORGERS

    Event 200Tuesday 26 May 2015, 7pmVenue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

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    To mark the release of his new book, join art crime expert and investigative journalist Noah Charney as he tells explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world’s most famous forgeries – investigating the motivations of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so conned the public and the art establishment alike. Chaired by Francine Stock.

    Here’s the current lineup of live appearances, in addition to the Hay Festival, mentioned above:

    UK Events

    May 16 Guardian Masterclass “How to write about art” London, England – SOLD OUT

    May 17 Dulwich Picture Gallery 2:30pm London, England

    May 18 V&A Museum 7pm London, England – SOLD OUT

    May 26 Hay Festival 7pm Hay-on-Wye, Wales – SOLD OUT

    US Events

    June 3 Kramer Books Washington, DC

    June 5 MFA Boston, MA – SOLD OUT

    June 6 Institute Library New Haven, CT

    June 7 Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio New Milford, CT

    June 8 92nd Street Y New York, NY

    Italy Events

    June 22-24 “History of Forgery” course Amelia, Umbria

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  • Quand L’Art Pousse au Crime – Art Crime in Paris Match Today

    Ar crime, forgery, terrorists and iconoclasts–catch at interview with The Secret History of Art in today’s Paris Match (en francais, bien sure):

    VOLS, COPIES, BLANCHIMENT…

    QUAND L’ART POUSSE AU CRIME

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    http://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Societe/Art-et-criminalite-Noah-Charney-Fabrizio-Panone-754572

  • ISIS, Art and Terrorism Funding

    My latest article for Salon is on what to do about the now well-known fact that art crime, particularly illicit trade in antiquities, funds terrorism.  Check it out here.isis_art

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