Artist and author Jonathan Santlofer discuses his new novel, The Last Mona Lisa, with Detroit Institute of Arts Director and Conservator of Special Projects, Barbara Heller.
Sponsor: Amy & Mark Haimann
About The Last Mona Lisa (Click here to purchase)
From award-winning crime writer and celebrated artist Jonathan Santlofer comes an enthralling tale about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, the forgeries that appeared in its wake, and the present-day underbelly of the art world. The Last Mona Lisa is a suspenseful and seductive tale, tapping into our universal fascination with da Vinci's enigma, the long-held belief that the Mona Lisa that was returned to the Louvre was a forgery, why people are driven to possess certain works of art, and our fascination with the authentic and the fake.