TONY’S BOOK: CON/ARTIST WRITTEN WITH INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST GIAMPIERO AMBROSI
Tony Tetro is a world renowned art forger. In a career spanning over 40 years, Tetro forged works by old and contemporary masters in every genre. From Chagall to Rembrandt to Dali to Caravaggio, his extraordinary talent was to create works so real, so plausible that they passed even the closest scrutiny of the most discerning eyes. Tetro’s works were regularly passed off as legitimate works in museums, galleries, and auction houses around the world. Los Angeles District Attorney Ira Reiner called Tony, “the single largest forger of art works in America.” In 1989, Tetro was convicted of art forgery in a show trial in Los Angeles. He was released from jail in 1994.
In 2019, Tetro was involved in the notorious Prince Charles / Dumfries House art forgery scandal when his works were passed into the British Royal Collection of Prince Charles by one of his clients.
Currently he executes master emulations – original works in the style and technique of famous painters for an exclusive list of elite clients.