Collectors & Crooks, a story of art crime
Part of Goodwood's Fine Art, Folk Art exhibit
Come enjoy a Louisiana-inspired dinner while hearing Tom Whitehead and FBI Special Agent Randolph Deaton tell the story of how they identified a team of crooks forging the famous work of self-taught painter Clementine Hunter (in image above at left) and then brought them to justice. Some of the artwork that was forged is temporarily on exhibit in Tallahassee at Goodwood Museum & Gardens.
Thursday, May 4, 6-9 p.m.
Mr. Whitehead, an author and recognized expert on Clementine Hunter's work, was a personal friend of the artist. Today, he owns one of the largest collections of Hunter's work, including the paintings on loan for the current Fine Art, Folk Art exhibition at Goodwood.
Special Agent Deaton has over 18 years of investigative experience with the FBI. Deaton is a Relief Supervisor for the FBI, a member of the FBI’s Adjunct Faculty Program, and a FBI certified Police Instructor and Interview and Interrogation instructor. Recently, Deaton received the honor of being selected as one of the newest members of the FBI’s Art Crime Team.
Learn how the team recovered Hunter's paintings, and then view some of those paintings for yourself.
For more information, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collectors-and-crooks-tickets-32887595684.