David Bowie and William Boyd Invented an Artist and Hoaxed the Art World

Boyd’s bio of artist Nat Tate was read by Bowie at Jeff Koons’ NY studio. But, unfortunately, it was all a lie.

Photograph: Steve Azzara/Corbis Sygma

Nat Tate was an American artist who lived from 1928 till his suicide in 1960. When Scottish novelist William Boyd wrote a biography about him, the launch…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jason Ward

Jason Ward

908 Followers

Freelance Writer, Author, Journalist for 30 years. Mostly lives in Asia. www.jasonwardwriter.com, thewordofward@gmail.com Top writer in History and Culture.