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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Jon S. Dellandrea

Jon S. Dellandrea is an academic, art historian and writer. He has served as vice-president of the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo and pro-vice-chancellor of Oxford University. He is a senior fellow at Massey College and the vice-chair of the board of the Art Canada Institute.

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Jon S. Dellandrea

Brush with Infamy

A forgotten artist, a 50-year-old forgery and my unlikely journey into the country’s biggest art fraud case July–August 2017
In September 2016, a Toronto auction house offered one of its periodic online auctions of art. The pieces were Canadian (mainly), of reasonable quality (generally) and would go to the highest bidder (always). Descriptions of each painting included the name of the artist, title of the work (perhaps, in some cases, the imaginative creation of the auction staff) and its…