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Posts Tagged: stolen art

Art Crime 2nd Only To Drugs in UK

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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 ›

ARCA in Dan Brown’s “Inferno”

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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.

Art Theft in The Guardian

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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 ›

Skeleton Keys and Stolen Art in Barcelona

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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 ›

More on Rotterdam Art Heist

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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 ›

Interview: Joshua Knelman on “Hot Art”

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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 ›

Stolen Paintings Recovered in Rome

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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 ›