Need a hand when visiting your next art fair? The bad guys have lots of tricks up their sleeves to get you to buy something you shouldn’t. In The Secret History of Art’s latest piece in… More ›
Posts Tagged: stolen art
The Secret History of Art’s latest feature in Salon is about how the Christmas movie, “Home Alone” actually provides some useful lessons on how to secure your art collections…. 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 ›
One of The Secret History of Art’s former students, Kirsten Hower, is the inventor of a clever new handmade, wearable fashion statement for students, fans, and enthusiasts of art crime and its… 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 Guardian’s wonderful art critic, Jonathan Jones (author of the highly-recommended The Lost Battles, about Leonardo’s lost Battle of Anghiari, a topic discussed in one of my LA Times… More ›
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has announced the foundation of a new “Intelligence” body to monitor illegal traffic in cultural property.
The Museu Frederic Marés in Barcelona is a museum-sized cabinet of curiosities, and one of the lesser-known highlights to a visit there. To recommend any one exhibit to see in the museum is a… More ›
The Secret History of Art was interviewed by a load of magazines and newspapers regarding the recent Rotterdam art heist, including the Washington Post, De Gelderlander (Netherlands), and several… More ›
Eighteen rare Chinese artifacts, mostly made of jade, were stolen this week in a heist from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England. The most valuable of these was a 14th century Ming period… More ›
Cezanne’s “Boy with a Red Waistcoat,” worth tens of millions of Euros, was recovered in Belgrade yesterday (Thursday the 12th of April). It had been stolen from the Buhrle… More ›
Joshua Knelman is a young Canadian journalist whose first book, Hot Art, is about investigating stolen art. In it he profiles Don Hrycyk, Dick Ellis, and other investigators, as he follows the story… More ›
Way back in 1971 a team of thieves stole 42 paintings from the home of a construction magnate in Rome’s Parioli neighborhood. Little is known about the thieves, other than that they are not… More ›