The Secret History of Art just broke the news about what wondrous discoveries were made during the four-year restoration of The Ghent Altarpiece.
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My latest two articles are on the British origins of the Monuments Men (in The Art Newspaper) and an Op-Ed in this Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle on the most desired object in history.
Dear Friends, a new eBook Single edition of my best-selling STEALING THE MYSTIC LAMB has just been released by PublicAffairs: The Fate of the Masterpiece: How the Monuments Men Rescued the Mystic Lamb… More ›
This was a busy week for The Secret History of Art. Saturday night screened a BBC2 documentary that I helped to produce and appeared in (“The World’s Most Expensive Stolen… More ›
A BBC News report shows that organized criminal groups are targeting art in the UK, as detailed by British police. The estimated value of art crime in the UK is some 300 million pounds, making it… More ›
The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), the research group founded by The Secret History of Art, is name-dropped in Dan Brown’s Inferno, as noted in the ARCA Blog.
The Secret History of Art just had a book review published in the fine art magazine Apollo. The review is on the recent book “Girl in a Green Gown” by the sadly deceased Carola Hicks,… More ›
The Secret History of Art just returned from a week of filming for television in Rome and Ghent. Here we are pleased to offer a short introduction to the wonderful city of Ghent, the perfect place… More ›
The Secret History of Art has an Op-Ed article in today’s LA Times about The Ghent Altarpiece and the beautiful new Getty digital imaging project that allows it to be seen in miraculous detail.
The Getty just announced that their 1 billion pixel, ultra high-quality digital image of van Eyck’s “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,” the Ghent Altarpiece, is available to view online…. More ›
The Secret History of Art’s book, “Stealing the Mystic Lamb,” came out in Fall 2010 and I did a flurry of interviews to support it: everything from BBC radio to five different… More ›
The Secret History of Art just returned from teaching a course at American University of Rome (AUR) entitled “Mystery Paintings.” The course was taught over three consecutive days, for a… More ›
The Secret History of Art was interviewed for the renowned podcast Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon on the history of The Ghent Altarpiece and the best-seller, Stealing the Mystic Lamb:… More ›
During the French Republican and Napoleonic eras, art looting became standard practice for victorious armies. Napoleon took over the leadership of the French army during the campaign in Italy that… More ›
Among the many enduring mysteries surrounding The Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck, which is both the most frequently stolen painting in history and arguably the single most influential painting of… More ›
The Secret History of Art eagerly awaits the imminent release of a new book on the history of art theft, Stealing Rembrandts by Anthony Amore and Tom Mashberg, to be published shortly by Palgrave.
The Secret History of Art is back from a visit to Ghent, on invitation of the city’s tourist board and his Dutch publisher. I had a wonderful time–Ghent is an amazing city, full of life,… More ›
Last night a piece of important memorabilia from the history of The Ghent Altarpiece and the Allied effort to preserve Europe’s art treasures was sold at auction. The object in question is a… More ›
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