July 22, 2020

This is one of the stranger art theft stories upon which I've ever stumbled

In late 1988, an alert clerk working at Christie’s in London, England, noticed three stolen paintings, including an obscure stolen 17th century Dutch painting, that were on the selling block.

Chr...

July 18, 2020

1. I'm particularly excited for a documentary that will be premiering on Amazon next month called Driven to Abstraction. The film documents the Knoedler scandal--the $80 million forgery scheme that rocked the art world and brought down New York City’s oldest continuous...

July 6, 2020

Here’s an odd art theft story out of New Zealand.

Two weeks ago, a man walked into the lobby of the QT Hotel and, when staff was otherwise occupied, walked off with a sculpture weighing nearly 45 pounds.

The stolen piece was the late Daniel Campion’s Reality Bites 1.0, i...

June 3, 2020

On January 8, 2006, thieves broke into the City Museum of Novi Sad, tied up the guards, and made off with four paintings: Rembrandt's Portrait of the Father; Night Landscape with a Fisherman, a miniature by Pier Francesco Mola; an unattributed 16th century Dutch or Ger...

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