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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

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…