In April 1998, a glittering party was held in a Manhattan art gallery to launch a biography of the American Expressionist painter, Nat Tate.
The party was attended by David Bowie, Gore Vidal, as well as gallery owners and art critics from influential papers such as the New York Times. Many of these experts in modern American art spoke enthusiastically about Nat Tate, warmly remembering aspects of his life, shows they had attended, and reflecting on the sadness of his premature death.
But there is a twist to the story of Nat Tate...
Hear the strange story of how Nat Tate, David Bowie and William Boyd hoaxed the New York art establishment - and what it has to do with work today.