Ruth Leon recommends…A Rogues’ Gallery: The Real Stories Behind Art TheftRuth Leon recommends
A Rogues’ Gallery: The Real Stories Behind Art Theft
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September 10 at 11am
Here’s one I’m really looking forward to. The theft of a major work of art never fails to make the headlines, reflecting both the deep sense of loss felt by owners, curators and the art loving public. The finger of suspicion is pointed at the mythical billionaire collector whose desire to possess the painting far outruns any sense of morality or respect for the law.
This is an online talk by Dick Ellis, who used to run the Art Squad at Scotland Yard. He will share his fascinating stories about the high profile cases that he solved including Munch’s The Scream which was stolen and recovered in 1994 and Picasso’s Portrait of Dora Maar which was stolen in 1999 and recovered in 2019.