The Conned Artist

Sometimes the lure of money can cloud your judgment.

Tony Fitzpatrick is a Chicago artist. He’s a big man in appearance and words, who likes to consider himself pretty street-smart and savvy– not someone easily tricked. Then he was offered a chance for the money and glamour of the big-time art world.

A version of this story also aired on This American Life as part of the show “Getting and Spending.”