Laney Salisbury, the national best-selling author of Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art, is the featured speaker at Bridge to Caring 2013. A benefit for Pathways Hospice, Bridge to Caring 2013 will be held on March 12, 2013 at the Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
In Provenance, Laney and co-author Aly Sujo, her late husband, traced the astonishing story of how con man, John Drewe, and his artist accomplice, John Myatt, changed the art world. The book detailed Drewe's scheme to put more than 200 counterfeit works on the market between 1986 and 1995, using fake receipts, catalogs for exhibitions that never took place, and fabricated records. Aly passed away just as the manuscript for Provenance was finished. The book received wide acclaim and was included on Oprah's Summer Reading List for 2009.
Laney began her career as a journalist following a sojourn in India that ignited her passion for writing. While working for Reuters, she met Sujo, the man who would become her writing partner and husband. Her first book was The Cruelest Miles: the Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic, about a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska in 1925, which Laney wrote with her cousin Gay Salisbury.
Pathways' Bridge to Caring 2013 offers several options for attending, including an afternoon of bridge, an exclusive dinner with the author, and a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception followed by a talk by the author. Bridge play will begin at 3:00 pm. Dinner with Laney Salisbury will be at 5:30 pm. The wine and hors d'oeuvres reception will start at 6:30, followed by Ms. Salisbury's presentation at 7:30 and a book signing at 8:30 pm.
Ticket packages range from $100-400 each, depending on the options attendees select. Individual seats and sponsorships at various levels are available.