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By Stan Lauryssens

ISBN-10: 1429986603

ISBN-13: 9781429986601

Publish yr note: First released in 1998

An awesome memoir of fortune, fraud, and the grasp of recent art

Art broker Stan Lauryssens made hundreds of thousands in smooth artwork, but he sold only one identify: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter’s paintings used to be a scorching commodity for the newly wealthy, traders, and shady businessmen trying to launder their black-market money. Stan didn’t brain having a look the wrong way; he simply was hoping the dealers might glance the opposite direction in addition. The artistic endeavors he bought got here from a few very questionable assets, yet he quickly found that the shadiest resource of all was once Dalí himself.

 The extra profitable Stan grew to become, the nearer he got here to Dalí, until eventually he chanced on himself residing round the corner to the getting older artist, within the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol’s detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, enterprise affiliates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dalí. He discovered approximately Dalí’s mystery historical past, the studio of artists who produced his paintings, and the rewarding computer that stored Dalí’s extravagant way of life afloat lengthy after his creativity started to flounder.

 Dalí & I bargains a behind-the-scenes view of the trade and conspiracy that cross hand in hand in the overseas paintings international, written via a guy who has been to the top only to discover that it’s no longer so diversified from the ground.

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That was a lie. In truth, Jerry was exceptionally kind and generous to Barbara and her three children, Heather, thirteen, Derek, eleven, and Tiffany, seven. “Barbara Opel nagged me to find someone to kill her boss,” said Grote. “That’s all she talked about—hiring people to kill Jerry Heimann. At first, I refused, but changed my mind when she promised to buy me a car and give my friends some cash. ” As for young Heather, her rationalization for killing Mr. Heimann was in perfect consonance with her emotional maturity.

That struck me as a bit out of line, really. ” “Listen to this,” said Jerry. ” “You heard me. She hauled off and whacked me with a baseball bat. ” “For God’s sake, Jerry,” said Jensen, “she could have killed you. ” “No, you know me. That’s not my style. ” asked Jensen. ” “Yeah, I told the little bitch to get the hell out of my house and never come back. ” “After I hit him with a baseball bat,” recalled thirteen-year-old Marriam Oliver, “he got mad and said that Heather couldn’t have visitors anymore.

M. For Gregory and Teresa Heimann, the nightmare began when their TWA flight from Atkins, Arkansas, arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The couple quickly collected their carry-on items from the overhead bin, followed their fellow travelers up the narrow airplane aisle, and stepped out into the bustling passenger arrival area, where they anticipated a warm welcome from Greg’s father, Jerry Heimann, whom they hadn’t seen in five years. Eager to share special time with his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Heimann personally made the flight reservations and wired money into his son’s bank account to pay for the tickets.

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