Framed by Tod Volpe
America's Art Dealer to the Stars Tells All
by Tod Volpe
ECW Press, 2003, colour and b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1550226150
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'Tod Volpe had an appetite for the finer things in life and was savvy at selling them. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost art dealers, Volpe launched a feeding frenzy in the international art community when he rejuvenated the arts and crafts style. He was rewarded with fabulous wealth, enormous influence, and a client list that included Jack Nicholson, Malcom Forbes, Andy Warhol, and Barbra Streisand.
At the height of his success as "Art Dealer to the Stars", Volpe was indicted in a scandalous case of fraud. Defended by leading attorneys Nathan and Alan Dershowitz, his story made international headlines and threatened to blow the lid off the shadowy world of art dealing in a star-studded trial. Opting to remain silent, Volpe pled guilty and spent two years in a federal prison.
With Framed his silence is broken.'