A Forger’s Life at the ICI

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Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life (DoppelHouse Press) is the gripping true story of the author’s father deemed “worthy of the best spy novels” (TED.com) and featured in the short documentary The Forger produced by The New York Times. The book traces Adolfo Kaminsky’s perilous double-life as a teenage forger for the French Resistance in World War II and, afterward, for numerous clandestine organizations. Adolfo Kaminsky helped save lives of people persecuted for their race, religion or beliefs for over 30 years, making documents to protect revolutionaries in Latin America, anti-colonial activists in Algeria and protesters in the May ’68 student rebellion. Because Adolfo Kaminsky worked professionally as a photographer, he was able to hide his forgery practice, and the book includes photos of his labs as well as artistic images from ‘40s–‘50s Paris.

On December 9, 2016 in the ICI Library, Sarah Kaminsky will read from the book and discuss art and forgery in a conversation led by Antoinette LaFarge and Lise Patt. The event begins at 6 pm with the conversation starting promptly at 6:30 pm. A book signing will immediately follow the discussion.

Please rsvp to the Institute at info@culturalinquiry.org.

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life is published by Doppelhouse Press. Please join us and show your support for this exciting new publisher based in Los Angeles, a city traditionally rich with talented writers and woefully poor when it comes to publishing houses.

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