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.”


Posted on May 7, 2012, in Stories of Five Dollars and Other Amounts of Money. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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