The Secret History of Art loves a good heist, whether it comes in the form of a novel or a film. And the rest of the world seems to agree, as we’ve got a new best-seller from Daniel Silva called “The Heist,” and an art theft movie, “The Art of the Steal,” and those are just within the last week. In the shameless self-promotion department, you might also refer to the author’s own heist novel, “The Art Thief,” for his thoughts on the matter.
The Secret History of Art – Noah Charney on Art Crimes and Art Historical Mysteries
Many have asked for my take on the latest art heist movie, The Art of the Steal. Here you go, today in Film International magazine
The first annual Bled Film Festival begins this week, running June 17-21, on the fairy-tale site of Lake Bled, in Slovenia. The Secret History of Art has the honor of being Selector of Feature Films, and is pleased to bring you the final film list for the eight films that will be screened as part of the juried prize competition. For more information about the festival, visit www.bledff.com.
I’m pleased to be teaching a Guardian Masterclass (workshops taught by Guardian writers) on “How To Write About Art,” which will be held in London at the offices of The Guardian on 4 October. If any of you are in London and study, teach or write about art (from academic, trade, journalism or even fiction angles), you are most welcome. I’ll be joined by my editor of art books at Phaidon, Diane Fortenberry.
My latest article is in Hemispheres magazine, and deals with the battle over protected status for a Slovenian sausage, Kranjska klobasa, that is about much more than the nomenclature of pork…
The Secret History of Art is giving a free talk as part of Ljubljana’s Liber.ac festival this Thursday at the Filozofska Fakulteta of University of Ljubljana, at 2pm, in room 02A. The subject is “How To Get Published in English,” and is a miniature version of my three-day seminar that I teach there each year. All welcome!
The Secret History of Art’s latest article is an art historical appreciation of bearded ladies, which ran today in The Art Newspaper. Check it out here.
The Secret History of Art, along with many of his ARCA friends and associates, is quoted in this excellent New York Times article on how technology is helping to curb art looting. Take a look here.
This summer the fairy tale location of Bled, Slovenia will host the first annual Bled Film Festival