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Notorious B.I.G. was executed by a Nation of Islam convert in a hit arranged by Suge Knight and covered up by crooked LAPD cops, ex-FBI agent says

Ex-FBI agent, Biggie filmmakers: Sealed court docs reveal killer, cover-up


The Untold Story of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Secret Pact With Nazi Propagandist Leni Riefenstahl

Leni Riefenstahl - Das Blaue Licht (The Blue Light) 1932 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In California wine country, a newspaper war brings down a mayoral 'prince' accused of sex abuse


Art Collector, Gallerist, Spy, The French Résistance Hero


‘I Have No Other Choice’: Holocaust Survivor Relinquishes Her Claim to a Looted Camille Pissarro Painting; The painting was stolen by the Nazis in 1941

A painting by Flemish painter Otto Venius (1556-1629) was stolen from one of the richest museums in France, the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen

Vandals Used White Paint to Deface New York’s Black Wall Street Gallery on the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

From Russia Without Love! Stolen passports, armor-plated cars, art worth millions and a possible $8 billion payout. Haven’t these oligarchs ever heard of a pre-nup?


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Kim Kardashian Caught Up In Ancient Roman Statue Smuggling Row; Statue fragment to be forfeited and returned to Italy


Interview: ‘We go after them like pitbulls’ – Christopher Marinello, the art detective who hunts stolen Picassos and lost Matisses

S.F. museums checking on artworks suspected of being looted by Nazis

Man caught stealing Warhol, another painting worth a combined $80,000; From the back of an unlocked 2018 Porsche Macan belonging to 52-year-old victim Gil Traub a Manhattan art curator


How a Devious Handshake Deal Let Arthur Sackler Store His Artworks in a Secret Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Years; Patrick Radden Keefe's 'Empire of Pain' includes some strange details about the Sackler family's art collecting past

“I Can’t Abandon My Name”: The Sacklers and Me, Molly Sackler; All the cultural and medical institutions that have taken Sackler money in exchange for naming rights


Interpol Has a New App That Will Let You Identify and Report Stolen Art From the Comfort of Your Home

John Rattenbury, architect and protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright who was the child observer of a notorious murder case – Obituary


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$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight On Literary Prize Scams


The Fictional Tale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Role in a Murder Scandal Is the Plot of a New Amazon Prime Series

 

Man Accused Of Breaking Into Bayou Bend Museum And Using Boat To Get Away Arrested; Female Perp On the Lam


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Vanity Fair: Stealing Beauty; The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Caper

This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist; Documentary Trailer; Netflix

Podcast: Can Netflix Help Solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Heist?


Ooops! After major Klimt restitution by France, another work still vexes Vienna; ‘Apple Tree II’, once confused for ‘Roses Under the Trees’, was returned to the wrong family 20 years ago, leaving the heirs of its original owner facing huge obstacles to get it back

Man Accused Of Breaking Into Bayou Bend Museum And Using Boat To Get Away Arrested; Female Perp On the Lam


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The Ghent Altarpiece, Which Has Been Stolen a Dozen Times, Is Now Protected in a $35 Million Bulletproof Display


Anna Sorokin, the ‘SoHo Grifter’ and Art World Con-person, is Back Behind Bars


Spanish Police Seized Forged Paintings Attributed to El Greco, Goya, and Modigliani After a Dealer Tried to Sell Them for €12.5 Million

São Paulo storage unit fire destroys ‘thousands’ of artworks; Favorite of Leading Galleries

A Cache of Photos From an Early MoMA Exhibition Offers New Clues About a Group of Lost Jacob Lawrence Paintings

George Clooney wades into Parthenon Marbles debate—again


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‘Artforum’ Settles With Ex-Employee Amanda Schmitt, Ending the Long Legal Battle That Ousted Former Publisher Knight Landesman

All in the Family: New Insight into the Knoedler Art Scandal and the (Armie) Hammer Empire

A Very Rich Take on the Largest Art Fraud in US History; The Netflix documentary "Made You Look”; Too in love with the art world to see its flaws clearly

Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art - Documentary Trailer - Now on Netflix


George Clooney wades into Parthenon Marbles debate—again

We Don’t Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums


A Netflix True Crime Series Will Investigate the Brazen Robbery of $500 Million in Artworks From the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

His Ancestors Were German Kings. He Wants Their Treasures Back.


A public dispute over thousands of artworks and artifacts could hinge on whether a crown prince supported the Nazis during their rise to power


Hergé's heirs sue artist Xavier Marabout over his Tintin/Edward Hopper mashups

The Museé d’Orsay Will Restitute a Klimt, the Only One Owned by a French Museum, to the Heirs of a Jewish World War II-Era Art Collector

CCTV released to help catch thieves involved one of highest value art heists the country has ever seen


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Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art - Documentary Trailer - Now on Netflix

‘Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art’ Review: The Most Spectacular Art Forgery Ever?

Lightning strikes twice: Another lost painting by Jacob Lawrence surfaces

The Boy Scouts of America Wants to Sell Dozens of Norman Rockwell Paintings as Part of a Nine-Figure Settlement Fund for Abuse Victims

The Great Chinese Art Heist; Trail of theft and the stunning rumor: Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history? China doesn't think they're stolen objects. They think they belong to them.


US museum returns stolen Nepal god; The FBI is handing over a Laxmi-Narayan idol stolen in 1984 to the Nepal Embassy in Washington for repatriation


Walmart Sold This Artist’s Work Without Her Permission


Thanks to an Eagle-Eyed Appraiser, the Louvre Has Recovered Renaissance Armor That Was Stolen Almost 40 Years Ago

Anna Delvey, Who Scammed New York’s Richest With Plans for a Private Museum, Is Out of Prison Early + Other Stories

The Great Chinese Art Heist; Trail of theft and the stunning rumor: Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history? China doesn't think they're stolen objects. They think they belong to them.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Filmmaker Jon M. Chu To Direct ‘The Great Chinese Art Heist’ For Warner Bros


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The Big Heist: Why Robert Gentile says the investigation into the biggest art heist in history has ruined his life


From KAWS to Warhol: Here's a Fast Guide to Spotting Fake Art

Anna Delvey, Who Scammed New York’s Richest With Plans for a Private Museum, Is Out of Prison Early + Other Stories

'The Woman Who Stole Vermeer' Explores Life of Legendary Art Thief

Will money laundering laws end art world's culture of secrecy?

7 Podcasts About the Art of the Scam; These shows, about corporate fraud, pyramid schemes, Hollywood impersonators and more, feeds the national appetite for stories about deception


Family members fall out over Rembrandt stored in a New Jersey basement; An heir of an early owner claims that family members conspired to have it sold without his knowledge


US Urges Immediate Release of Art Philanthropist Osman Kavala in Turkey


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Court awards New York dealer Asher Edelman $6.9m over failed deal allegedly involving member of the Abu Dhabi royal family; Mysterious case, involving an unpaid bill for Keith Haring and Edvard Munch works, had been running for years

Anna Delvey, Who Scammed New York’s Richest With Plans for a Private Museum, Is Out of Prison Early + Other Stories

The Ex-Wife of Disgraced Art Dealer Helge Achenbach Must Pay $1.2 Million to the Heirs of a Major Supermarket Chain; Dorothee Achenbach has been found to have negligently sold unauthorized copies of artworks as originals


Hitler’s Horses by Arthur Brand, review — the ‘Indiana Jones of the art world’

In a Victory for Art Dealer Yves Bouvier, Swiss Prosecutors Are Closing the Book on Claims Brought Against Him by a Russian Oligarch


In an Explosive Claim, an Art Dealer Says the Hermitage’s Fabergé Exhibition Is Full of ‘Tawdry Fakes’ From a Single Oligarch’s Collection

Attempted Robbery Of Warhol Artwork At Memorial Art Gallery Under Investigation

Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute


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Inside the Art Scandal that Rocked European Society; Angela Gulbenkian played the part of art world heiress to build her career. Now accusations of fraud have insiders wondering if she was really just another artful dodger all along

Ancient coins returned after Italy church confession

Hitler’s Horses: the true tale of Dutch ‘art detective’ Arthur Brand’s hunt for the führer’s favourite sculptures

Lebanon returns two stolen 18th-century icons to Greece

Members of the Art-Dealing Wildenstein Family Will Go on Trial for Tax Fraud—Again—After France’s High Court Throws Out Prior Rulings


Vanity Fair: Dark Inheritance, Part One, The Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune; $100 million art collection

Old Master Scandal: Italy Rejects European Arrest Warrant For Painter Connected To Forgery Case

Who Says Museum Heists Don’t Pay? Here Are 5 Ways Crafty Criminals Actually Profit From High-Profile Art Thefts; Stolen art can be a hard sell. We spoke to the experts about what thieves tend do with it


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Nothing pretty about art heists, warn police

A Man Brought a Banksy Stencil Onto the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Hoping for a Big Payday. Instead, He Got Scolded


Town and Country: Where the Superrich Store Their Art to Avoid Taxes

The biggest art con in NYC history: How a brazen $80M scam that fooled collectors with fake Pollock and Rothko masterpieces shook the art world and brought down Manhattan's oldest gallery

New Doc: “Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art”

5 of the Most Notorious Art Thieves, Swindlers, and Forgers of the 21st Century—and How They Were Finally Caught; These scammers of the art world concocted elaborate ruses that read like fiction, but all are true


France Promised Mona Lisa To Mussolini To Avert War: The Untold Story of Leonardo's 1939 Milan Retrospective

The Long Silence of The Last Remaining Auschwitz Cellist

The Mystery Of The Disappearing Manuscripts; Mysterious international phishing scam that has been tricking writers, editors, agents and anyone in their orbit into sharing unpublished book manuscripts


ANNA SORKIN: COMPLETE CRIME UPDATE


Fake heiress and art collector Anna Sorokin finally says sorry: ‘A lot of people suffered’

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin finds love in prison


Somebody had to foot the bill for Anna “Delvey” Sorkin’s fabulous new life. The city was full of marks; Tipping gets you everywhere


Convicted Fraudster AKA Anna Delvey Conned Collector Michael Xufu Huang, co-founder of X Museum; That Didn’t Stop This Classy Gentleman From Hanging Her Portrait in His New Museum

The Convict’s Instagram Feed; Populated with doodles depicting her life in prison

The Convict’s Diary


Inventing Anna: What to Know About Netflix's Anna Delvey Show Starring Julia Garner (Ozark); The highly-anticipated, Shonda Rhimes-produced limited series has begun shooting (10-2020)


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Judges: Sentence for Tate Modern attack teen justified; Brit teenager who threw young French boy off the museum roof


Egyptian Model/Influencer Arrested for ‘Inappropriate’ Pharaonic Shoot at the Ancient Site of Giza

A Remorseful Young American Has Returned an Ancient Artifact She Stole on Vacation in Italy to Give Her Boyfriend


Impersonating a Property Owner, a Mystery Man Paid an Artist to Paint a Soviet-Style Cookie Monster Mural in Peoria. The Town—and the Internet—Have Questions

In the US Supreme Court, Germany Fights With Art Dealers’ Heirs Over the Fate of the $250 Million Guelph Treasure; The valuable haul was sold at what the heirs say was a severely discounted price

Family accuses London art dealer of forging email from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in $10m Picasso sale


The ‘Spiderman’ Art Heist and the Five Missing Masterpieces; Vjeran Tomic was such a stealthy thief he was known as ‘Spiderman.’ He was caught after the theft of five art masterpieces valued at $115 million. The canvases were never found


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Family accuses London art dealer of forging email from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in $10m Picasso sale


How to Lose a $10 Million Botticelli Masterpiece; A famous painting by Botticelli has been missing for six years. Is it hiding in plain sight?

The ‘Spiderman’ Art Heist and the Five Missing Masterpieces; Vjeran Tomic was such a stealthy thief he was known as ‘Spiderman.’ He was caught after the theft of five art masterpieces valued at $115 million. The canvases were never found

US collector Linda Hickox is seeking to recover the work which was sold via broker by the now jailed art dealer Timothy Sammons; Client confidentiality overturned by London High Court

Billionaire Bill Gross Blames Blaring Music on Manager in Ridiculous Legal Spat With Neighbor Over Dale Chihuly


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Dozens asked to participate in Documenta 15—only to realise invitations are fake


Two Darwin notebooks, missing for decades, were most likely stolen

Art Noir Classic! Wim Wenders‘ “The American Friend” Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper and Art Forgery


Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham; City angered by apparent theft of bike chained to post near stencil of hula-hooping girl


Constable oil sketch—previously dismissed as fake—goes on sale for £150,000


Unesco, stop citing 'bogus' $10bn figure, art trade pleads ; The international organisation is under fire for apparently exaggerating the scale of the illicit trade in cultural goods

Seller contests having to repay Sotheby’s for allegedly forged Frans Hals

Did alcohol withdrawal really cause Van Gogh’s mental crises?

Inside Rome’s Secure Vault for Stolen Art


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Actor Samuel L. Jackson and footballer Samuel Eto’o pay tribute to art collector Sindika Dokolo during six-hour televised memorial


Congolese collector Sindika Dokolo, under investigation for corruption, reportedly dies in Dubai diving accident

One Caravaggio coming right up! Adam Lowe, the art world's master faker

US museums groups raise concerns as settlement deal over Nazi-looted Pissarro heads back to court


Thieves Grab Nazi Memorabilia in Museum Heists, Puzzling Police; Rare uniforms and other items have been stolen in a spate of robberies at war museums in Denmark and the Netherlands


The 'detective work' behind a war novel

Pace Gallery Is Launching a Legal Investigation Into Two of Its Top Presidents Following Allegations of Workplace Abuse, “Verbal” “Poor taste”


Julia Garner films as Anna Sorokin, “Inventing Anna," the upcoming miniseries based on imprisoned fake art-collecting heiress Anna Sorokin, in New York

Fake Art Collector Heiress Anna Sorokin Warns Strangers To Stop Visiting Her In Prison

Princess Ordered to Reveal Location of $65M Gauguin Masterpiece

‘The Last Vermeer’ Film Review: Guy Pearce & Claes Bang In Real-Life WWII Art Forgery Drama With Truth On Its Side


A family feud, a mystery firm and the Botticelli masterpiece that quietly vanished


Careful what you sign!
The nude pictures that won't go away, Model Emily Ratajkowski versus photographer Jonathan Leder

Three Arrests Made After Last Year’s Billion-Dollar Jewel Theft at German Museum


Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces

The Missing Masterpieces!


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WSJ: Treasury Department Warns Art Market Against Sanctions Risks


Housewarming Party From Hell; Sharon Tate celebrated her ‘House of Love’ with Hollywood friends



Ten most wanted antiquities: have you seen these missing artefacts?


Scarlet Cheng: US presses for return of two Thai lintels from Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to Thailand


Congolese collector Sindika Dokolo, under investigation for corruption, reportedly dies in Dubai diving accident

Portuguese judge orders seizure of all assets owned by African art collector Isabel dos Santos in the country


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Paris court case shines a light on growing cosiness between curators, state museums and galleries; Marlborough gallery and a retired Guimet Museum curator are accused of bribery in their promotion of the artist Chu Teh-Chun—but say they broke no rules

Jay Sebring Protected Sharon Tate Up To His Death

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Controversy, Explained: Why the Ouster of Director Nathalie Bondil Started a Firestorm

200 ’Irreplaceable' stolen books recovered in Romania, First editions of Galileo and Newton, rare versions of Dante, 80 Goya Sketches

How Did a Million Dollars Worth of Art Vanish From the Colony Room, a Bohemian Drinking Club? Over a million dollars worth of paintings, sculptures, and artistic ephemera


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Jack 'Murph the Surf' Murphy, jewel and art heist mastermind, dies at 83

‘Murf the Surf’ leaves behind legacy in Florida’s prison system and surfing community

The Real Murf the Surf

Clip from “Murph the Surf” 1975 Film Starring Robert Conrad

How Did a Million Dollars Worth of Art Vanish From the Colony Room, a Bohemian Drinking Club? Over a million dollars worth of paintings, sculptures, and artistic ephemera

Dealer Max Levai Sues Marlborough Gallery, Alleging ‘Scheme to Ruin’ His Reputation

History's greatest art forgers

'Jesuit priest' donates fraudulent works to Catholic schools


Colonial art: The Case of A Piece Stolen From Cameroon


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The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library; Precious maps, books and artworks vanished from the Pittsburgh archive over the course of 25 years


Painter Frank Bowling Is Locked In A $39.2-Million Legal Battle With Hales Gallery, His Former London Gallery

MoMA Chairman Leon Black Will Be Subpoenaed in Virgin Islands for Jeffrey Epstein Ties

The Most Botched Art Restorations In History

Status of $4.8m Modigliani painting challenged as legal battle over artist's catalogues raisonnés ramps up


Blood, Death And Toy Cars: How The Mexican Weegee Makes Sense Of A Violent World


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The Investigation That Led Police To Stolen Banksy In Italy


Savage Selfie! Tourist Takes A Selfie On A 19Th-Century Canova Sculpture— And Breaks Off Two Toes

Police Identify Tourist Who Broke Toes Off Canova Sculpture During Selfie


Italian Police Track Down Hot-Footed Statue Toe Snapper


MANSON VICTIM AND SHARON TATE'S PAL: JAY SEBRING

Manson Victim + Sharon Tate’s Pal: “Jay Sebring....Cutting To The Truth” (2020) - Official Trailer

Jay Sebring on “Batman” In 1966

Henderson, Nevada’s Native’s ‘Jay Sebring’ Film Seeks To Redeem Manson Family Victim


Jay Sebring: Remembering the Hairstylist Killed by Charles Manson in 1969; Basis for Warren Beatty’s “Shampoo”


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Size Matters: Trial Continues; Proof Is in the Pixels for Appropriation Artist Richard Prince

Murder and Suicide! ’Remember Her Name And Nobody Else's': Shock At Suspected Murder of Curator Rebeccah Blum

Artist Saul Fletcher, a Suicide, Is Murder Suspect in Berlin-Based Curator Rebeccah Blum’s Death

Art Market Secrecy Allowed Russian Billionaire Brothers—Friends of Putin—To Evade Government Sanctions, Senate Investigation Finds

Opaque Markets: How Two Sanctioned Russian Billionaire Brothers Bought Art Anyway


Two Us Museums Plan To Investigate Their Gauguins After Art Sleuth Says They Are Fake

'Max the Forger’ Specialised in Faking Famous Art Works; Horrified Meeting Famed London Gangster Ronnie Kray


A Clue to Van Gogh’s Final Days Is Found in His Last Painting


Van Gogh Detective Discovers Exact Spot Of Artist's Last Work, Painted Just Hours Before His Suicide


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Paris Dealer Who Sold Golden Sarcophagus To New York’s Metropolitan Museum Charged With Fraud And Money Laundering

Philbrick Behind Bars; High-Flying London Art Dealer in Oklahoma Jail After Fraud Bust


We Need To Talk About Guarantees. And Art Loans. And Inigo Philbrick.


Spanish Dealer Claims To Find Long-Lost Frida Kahlo Painting; Missing for six decades, La Mesa Herida (The Wounded Table) may be in a London warehouse, but experts say the work is likely a fake


Van Gogh Held Hostage: Private Detective Tells Us He Has More Photographs


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Improbable Imposter: The Art World Loves a Fake: An Invisible Crown: How to Be an Heiress

Between $4 Billion And $6 Billion Dollars Worth of Art Is Stolen Every Year


German Art Dealer And Socialite Angela Gulbenkian Arrested In Lisbon on Kusama and Warhol Theft Charges

New Clue! Stolen Van Gogh: Art Detective Receives Photos Of 'Stolen Work Spring Garden'


Images Of A Stolen Van Gogh Give Experts Hope It Can Be Recovered


Boone Busts Out! Art Dealer Mary Boone Released From Prison Thanks To Coronavirus Pandemic


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Inigo Philbrick And The Scam That Shook The Art World

Florida Man Who Bought A Rothko From Sotheby’s Using A Stolen Identity Sentenced To 4.5 Years In Prison


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The Unbelievable True Story of an Artist Who Formed a Lasting Bond With Her Thief

A Philip Glass Score Was Lost. 50 Years Later, Here It Is.


What Do You Do With a Stolen van Gogh? Octave Durham, the Thief Knows and Spills


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Convicted Art Fraudster Ezra Chowaiki Subject Of Yet More Legal Drama

How A Canadian Documentary Director Got The Major Players In The Knoedler Fakes Scandal To Speak On Camera


Gold Tycoon And Art Collector James Stunt Charged With Money Laundering And Forgery

Stephen J. Goldberg Esq.: The Fall of the Art World's Golden Boy


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Dutch Museum Says Van Gogh Painting Stolen In Overnight Raid During Virus Closure

Boomerang Art Thefts: The Stolen Art That Finds Its Way Back

The Artist Beneath The Art Forger: Elmyr De Hory, One Of The Most Notorious Art Forgers Of The 20Th Century

The Hole in the Wall, The Dead Curator’s Diary, Blackmailing Thieves and the Strange Case of the Missing Klimt Masterpiece

Listen: Largest Art Fraud In Modern U.S. History

 

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Thieves steal rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution


Did Paying a Ransom for a Stolen Magritte Painting Inadvertently Fund Terrorism?


ART NOIR A Compelling Saga: Sex, Deceit, and Scandal: The Ugly War Over Bob Ross’ Ghost; Wet-on-Wet; The Happy Painter!


German Police Have Arrested the Final Suspect—a Fugitive Twin—in the Shocking $1 Billion Dresden Green Vault Heist; Fugitive's twin brother, also a suspect, is already in police custody


Dresden Green Vault Recap: 4th suspect arrested over German diamond heist, 15 December 2020; Priceless Collection


Six Ancient Frescoes Stolen From Roman Villas Over the Decades Have Been Returned to Pompeii


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The app that turns you into an art crime sleuth; World’s biggest law enforcement agency wants the public’s help in identifying and preventing the sale of illicitly trafficked cultural goods


German Police Have Arrested the Final Suspect—a Fugitive Twin—in the Shocking $1 Billion Dresden Green Vault Heist; Fugitive's twin brother, also a suspect, is already in police custody


Dresden Green Vault Recap: 4th suspect arrested over German diamond heist, 15 December 2020; Priceless Collection


Six Ancient Frescoes Stolen From Roman Villas Over the Decades Have Been Returned to Pompeii

Interview: ‘We go after them like pitbulls’ – Christopher Marinello, the art detective who hunts stolen Picassos and lost Matisses

S.F. museums checking on artworks suspected of being looted by Nazis

Man caught stealing Warhol, another painting worth a combined $80,000; From the back of an unlocked 2018 Porsche Macan belonging to 52-year-old victim Gil Traub a Manhattan art curator

Interpol Has a New App That Will Let You Identify and Report Stolen Art From the Comfort of Your Home

John Rattenbury, architect and protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright who was the child observer of a notorious murder case – Obituary


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Is This the Hidden Resting Place, With a Cache of Gold, of the Famed Russian Amber Room, Worth £120-£240 million, Looted by the Nazis?

A Jewel Heist in Paris and Other Curious News About These Strange Days…


Is This Man the Evil Genius Behind the Old-Master Forgery Spree Called the ‘Crime of the Century’? We Paid Him a Visit to Find Out

$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight On Literary Prize Scams



Four pieces of art worth combined $265,900 stolen from gallery in Toronto

Lusty and Busty! The Fictional Tale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Role in a Murder Scandal Is the Plot of a New Amazon Prime Series
 


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Dutch Police Have Arrested a Man Suspected of Brazenly Stealing Paintings by Van Gogh and Hals From Locked-Down Museums; The paintings have not yet been recovered; Proof of Life


We reveal the chilling history of a Nazi tapestry hidden in the Louvre probably made with gold from Jewish victims; The woven hanging bears a slogan from Hitler's Mein Kampf

Netflix's uneven but informative "This Is a Robbery" makes the world's biggest art heist feel stale;
The limited series doesn't live up to its cast of characters, which include mobsters, stoners and ex-art thieves

This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist; Documentary Trailer; Netflix

‘This Is a Robbery’s World-Changing Art Heist, Explained

Town and Country: What Really Happened with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Art Heist


Every Piece Of Art Stolen From The Gardner Museum


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The Grande Odalisque – a graphic novel that flunks its art heists


The astonishing tale of how a US vice president’s Van Gogh work ended up in Iran

A Cache of Photos From an Early MoMA Exhibition Offers New Clues About a Group of Lost Jacob Lawrence Paintings


Cracking the Case of London’s Elusive, Acrobatic Rare-Book Thieves

George Clooney wades into Parthenon Marbles debate—again

We Don’t Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums


A Netflix True Crime Series Will Investigate the Brazen Robbery of $500 Million in Artworks From the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

His Ancestors Were German Kings. He Wants Their Treasures Back.


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All in the Family: New Insight into the Knoedler Art Scandal and the Hammer Empire

UK Art Dealers Are Misusing the Law to Avoid New Money-Laundering Regulations. Compliance Experts Say It Will Backfire; Art businesses should not be fooled into thinking they can use "reliance" as a loophole, experts say


The curious saga of a Russian cosmetics entrepreneur and his €107m Cellini painting

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin: 'Crime pays, in a way'


BBC: Who is Anna Sorkin?

Netflix and Anna Delvey: The race to secure the story of New York's 'fake heiress'

Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art - Documentary Trailer - Now on Netflix

‘Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art’ Review: The Most Spectacular Art Forgery Ever?

The Great Chinese Art Heist; Trail of theft and the stunning rumor: Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history? China doesn't think they're stolen objects. They think they belong to them.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Filmmaker Jon M. Chu To Direct ‘The Great Chinese Art Heist’ For Warner Bros


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‘They Come Back as Ghosts to Haunt Western Museums’: Watch Artist Michael Rakowitz Recreate Looted Artifacts to Give Them New Life

 


The artists who outwitted the Nazis

British Property Tycoon Emerges as Investor in Alleged Art Scam; Inigo Philbrick Accused

‘Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art’ Review: The Most Spectacular Art Forgery Ever?



The 25 Greatest Art Heists of All Time

Anna Delvey, Who Scammed New York’s Richest With Plans for a Private Museum, Is Out of Prison Early + Other Stories


Dutch Officials Urge New Look at Claim on Painting by Jewish Heirs; The heirs have argued that the work by Wassily Kandinsky was sold under duress by its Jewish owners after the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands

Stolen painting worth $1.5 million found undamaged; Goldie, Australian Artist Hero


Charles Hill, Art Detective Who Helped Recover ‘The Scream,’ Has Died at 73


From KAWS to Warhol: Here's a Fast Guide to Spotting Fake Art


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Have You Seen This Art? Austrian Officials Are Searching for 21 Works That a Priest May Have Swiped From a Benedictine Abbey


Looted art: Pillaged war zones make for a lucrative black market

In a Victory for Art Dealer Yves Bouvier, Swiss Prosecutors Are Closing the Book on Claims Brought Against Him by a Russian Oligarch


Historic object or contemporary carving? Canadian artist claims a totem, an important Indigenous work, that washed up on a Victoria beach is actually his art


In an Explosive Claim, an Art Dealer Says the Hermitage’s Fabergé Exhibition Is Full of ‘Tawdry Fakes’ From a Single Oligarch’s Collection

Attempted Robbery Of Warhol Artwork At Memorial Art Gallery Under Investigation

Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute


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Trump Pardons Art Dealer Helly Nahmad, Convicted of Running a Gambling Ring Out of Trump Tower, in One of His Final Presidential Acts


The Mystery of the Painting Thieves Love

What Is It About California and Cults?


An Art Dealer in Milan Has Been Convicted of Trying to Sell a Forged Josef Albers Painting

Police discovers stolen Salvator Mundi in Naples apartment


Lawsuit claims $100m damages in tangled case of hidden Russian art worth $60m; Missing Malevich


Vandals apprehended after covering Richard Serra’s vast desert sculpture in Qatar with graffiti; To encourage locals to respect public works

Lawmakers Are Cracking Down on the ‘Unregulated’ US Art Market. Here’s How a New Anti-Money Laundering Law Will Affect Dealers


How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief; “Göring’s Man in Paris”


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Michael Alig’s mom accuses Club Kids of ‘bullying’ her over his remains


Inside the U.S. Army’s Warehouse Full of Nazi Art

The Nazi art dealer who supplied Hermann Göring and operated in a shadowy art underworld after the war


A Prime Suspect in the Spectacular Green Vault Jewel Heist Eluded Police Yet Again During the Raid of a Berlin Apartment


This Picasso photo puzzle has stumped experts. Can you help solve it? The identity of those posing with the master remains a mystery a century after the picture was taken

New Zealand artist Charles Frederick Goldie painting stolen in Waikato burglary worth 'well over $1m'


French Authorities Seized More Than 27,000 Potentially Looted Archaeological Artifacts Hoarded by a Single Collector in Belgium


Street Artist Futura Is Suing the North Face Clothing Company for Allegedly Stealing His Signature Motif for a Line of Outerwear

Germany returns latest Nazi-looted work from Gurlitt art trove


The True Story Of Survival, Theft, And Justice Behind Klimt’s Golden Queen

The Long Silence of The Last Remaining Auschwitz Cellist


France Promised Mona Lisa To Mussolini To Avert War: The Untold Story of Leonardo's 1939 Milan Retrospective


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Pair of 12-year-old Banksy murals vandalized over Christmas in New Orleans; Angry Rival Robbo? Plexiglass protectant cut away


The Zippered Cap; Bronx designer K. Tyson Perez accuses Givenchy of stealing his design

5 of the Most Notorious Art Thieves, Swindlers, and Forgers of the 21st Century—and How They Were Finally Caught; These scammers of the art world concocted elaborate ruses that read like fiction, but all are true


The Most Controversial and Ambitious Art Heists of 2020



France Promised Mona Lisa To Mussolini To Avert War: The Untold Story of Leonardo's 1939 Milan Retrospective

Race, Loyalty and Transparency in an Artist’s Lawsuit

Cache Of Russian Avant-Garde Works Surfaces In Regional Museum's Basement; Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Stepanova

The Long Silence of The Last Remaining Auschwitz Cellist

The Mystery Of The Disappearing Manuscripts; Mysterious international phishing scam that has been tricking writers, editors, agents and anyone in their orbit into sharing unpublished book manuscripts

Forgery, Drugs And Sex Abuse In The Canadian Art World Exposed In New Documentary


ART NOIR


Killer Club Kid Michael Alig dead at 54: Jailed for killing man dies of ‘heroin overdose’ inside NYC home

Rare 310-year-old violin stolen from art dealer’s Los Feliz home


Right out of a Game of Thrones’, China Producer on Netflix's Sci-fi 'Three-Body Problem' Poisoned in Alleged Murder Plot

German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden; The suspect's twin brother is still on the lam

Sotheby’s Pushes to Dismiss the New York Attorney General’s Lawsuit Over Its Alleged Role in Helping a Collector Evade Taxes; The house argued its staffer was simply "poorly trained."


‘They Are Going to Stand by Us’: Text Messages Between Members of the Sackler Family Show How They Leveraged Their Museum Philanthropy Into Positive PR; Sackler family members also fretted over how to manage artist Nan Goldin's activism

The Mystery Of The Disappearing Manuscripts; Mysterious international phishing scam that has been tricking writers, editors, agents and anyone in their orbit into sharing unpublished book manuscripts


‘He Didn’t Hide Who He Was’: Locals Describe Disgraced Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick’s Carefree Life on the Lam on a South Pacific Island; Locals were aware that authorities were closing in. But Philbrick may have had no idea


Latest Developments: The Mystery Man Behind the Internet-Famous Cookie Monster Mural Says He, Fake Nate, Will Auction the Original Drawing for Charity


Impersonating a Property Owner, a Mystery Man Paid an Artist to Paint a Soviet-Style Cookie Monster Mural in Peoria. The Town—and the Internet—Have Questions

The Famous Cookie Monster Mural Mystery; Who was the impersonator? Landlord gets warm and fuzzy with the Arts; Artist gets recognized


ART NOIR


Tome Raiders: Solving The Great Book Heist

German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden; The suspect's twin brother is still on the lam


A $1 Million Marsden Hartley That Was Stolen 30 Years Ago and Replaced With a Forgery Is Finally Returning to Its Original Owner

British Artist Jamie McCartney Says That Very Bawdy Sculpture in the Finale of ‘Fleabag’ Is Based on His Own Work—and He Wants an Apology

Can mediation save a sharing settlement over Nazi-looted Pissarro?

A Remorseful Young American Has Returned an Ancient Artifact She Stole on Vacation in Italy to Give Her Boyfriend


Impersonating a Property Owner, a Mystery Man Paid an Artist to Paint a Soviet-Style Cookie Monster Mural in Peoria. The Town—and the Internet—Have Questions

The Famous Cookie Monster Mural Mystery; Who was the impersonator? Landlord gets warm and fuzzy with the Arts; Artist gets recognized

How art world leaders can embrace new money laundering regulations and create a 'think risk' culture; Punishment for the new rules now falls on the art market's top dogs


ART NOIR


Houston politician's mysterious collection of African artefacts raises alarm bells

Fake Art Collector Heiress Anna Sorokin Warns Strangers To Stop Visiting Her In Prison

Thieves Tunnel Into Cellar Holding Whitney Houston’s Vintage Wines, Make Off With $65K in Vintage Bottles

New Book: The Woman Who Stole Vermeer; Born wealthy, the Oxford-educated Rose Dugdale (b. 1941) turned to crime as she became involved with Irish Republicanism

Laguna Beach Glass Sculpture Installation by Dale Chihuly, and Its Preservation, Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor; blaring ‘Gilligan’s Island’ song on loop to torment neighbor; Millionaire Versus Millionaire


How suspected fake Indigenous art wound up in a Wyoming museum

The British Museum Isn’t Doing Enough to Fight Illegal Antiquities Trafficking


ART NOIR


Artist Collective Claims Responsibility for Stolen Beuys Sculpture

A Real Art Lover! Man tries to take artefact from Louvre—just two weeks after being charged for the same crime at Quai Branly

Shocking New Clue! Criminal claims 13 works from legendary Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in Boston are hidden in a Dublin house; Is this the work of notorious Irish gangster Martin “The Viper" Foley?

Austria can be sued in the US over Nazi-loot case, Supreme Court says


ART NOIR

Shocking New Clue! Criminal claims 13 works from legendary Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in Boston are hidden in a Dublin house; Is this the work of notorious Irish gangster Martin “The Viper" Foley?

Dozens of Art Objects Vandalized in Mysterious Attacks at German Museums

Why Are So Many Grateful Dead Fans Being Murdered?

They took $645 million in valuables. Then they took a taxi

In 1948, This Japanese Painter and Pornographer Poisoned the Clerks and Robbed the Bank!

Attacker sprays oil in Berlin museums, damaging sarcophagi, sculptures and frames


ART NOIR

Robert Indiana’s Star of Hope reaches deal with Morgan Art Foundation to end ongoing legal battles

Artists Have Final Victory in a Case of Destroyed Graffiti; Supreme Court Rejects To Hear

Paris court case shines a light on growing cosiness between curators, state museums and galleries; Marlborough gallery and a retired Guimet Museum curator are accused of bribery in their promotion of the artist Chu Teh-Chun—but say they broke no rules

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Controversy, Explained: Why the Ouster of Director Nathalie Bondil Started a Firestorm

How Did a Million Dollars Worth of Art Vanish From the Colony Room, a Bohemian Drinking Club? Over a million dollars worth of paintings, sculptures, and artistic ephemera


ART NOIR

Magnum photographer Alec Soth accused of plagiarism by Chicago artist Tonika Johnson

Roman Polanski after Sharon’s Murder


True scale of alleged Beltracchi forgeries revealed

Will US Congress finally pass anti-money laundering legislation? Secret art market

Art Thief Chief? Trump Ended 2018 France Trip Having Art Loaded on Air Force One

Writer Dorothy Parker’s ashes exhumed from longtime Baltimore resting place, but where did they go? A mystery solved


Tate Cuts Ties with Disgraced Dealer Anthony D’Offay

$80 M. Knoedler Art Forgery Scandal Is Explored—Again, But Blandly—in New Documentary

'The biggest contemporary art fraud of the century'

The source of infamous forger Van Meegeren’s secret supplies exposed; Scotland Yard report shows that the notorious Dutch faker bought lapis lazuli paint for his “Vermeers” in bulk from Winsor & Newton

The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library; Precious maps, books and artworks vanished from the Pittsburgh archive over the course of 25 years

The Most Botched Art Restorations In History


The $3.4M Painting Abandoned for over 70 Years in a Paris Apartment; An infamous actress, a Nazi raid, the ‘Master of Swish’, a stuffed ostrich and a priceless discovery


ART NOIR

Man who punched £20m Picasso painting at Tate Modern is jailed for 18 months; Repairing the Piece—On Long-Term Loan From A Private Collection—Will Take More Than A Year And Cost Up To £350,000


Blood, Death And Toy Cars: How The Mexican Weegee Makes Sense Of A Violent World

No Laughing Matter As Dutch Masterwork Stolen For Third Time

Driven To Abstraction: The Inside Story Of A $60M Art Forgery Hoax

 

Massive Manhunt: British Art Dealer And His Partner Shot Dead In Their Maltese Mansion As Four Gunmen Hunted

Not A Pretty Picture: Money Laundering and America's Art Market

US Senate Staff Report:The Art Industry And U.S. Policies That Undermine Sanctions

Ghislaine Maxwell Stalked Posh Art Galleries to Find Vulnerable Young Girls to Groom for Jeffrey Epstein


ART NOIR

Massive Manhunt: British Art Dealer And His Partner Shot Dead In Their Maltese Mansion As Four Gunmen Hunted

Not A Pretty Picture: Money Laundering and America's Art Market

US Senate Staff Report:The Art Industry And U.S. Policies That Undermine Sanctions

Fergus McCaffrey Gallery Could Lose Valuable Art Over Delinquent Storage Fees

French Court Fines Artist For Naked Stunt At Lourdes; Appeared Naked In Front Of Pious Pilgrims

Raphael's Face Reconstructed To Solve Tomb Mystery

Art Dealer Yves Bouvier Evaded Paying Taxes On £276M Of Art Sales, Swiss Authorities Claim

A Spanish Museum Can Keep a Nazi-Looted Camille Pissarro Painting Despite Family’s Objections, an Appeals Court Rules


How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People and the Banks

Ghislaine Maxwell Stalked Posh Art Galleries to Find Vulnerable Young Girls to Groom for Jeffrey Epstein


ART NOIR


Homicide at Rough Point: In 1966, Did Billionaire Doris Duke Murder Her Art Curator and Designer Eddie Tirella?

With His Camera, Gordon Parks Humanized The Black People Others Saw As Simply Criminals

California Man Is Charged With Illegally Importing An Ancient Mosaic, Possibly From Syria


It Wasn't The Sex: Bloodletting Fatal For Raphael, Study Claims

Ancient Roman Artifacts Discovered in Spanish Seafood Shop During Routine Food Inspection

Turkish Arts Philanthropist Osman Kavala Approaches Thousandth Day in Prison


Yau: The Original Forger of Magic

Extent Of Trade In Looted Antiquities Is Exaggerated, Authorities Claim


Goldberg, Esq.: The Saga of Inigo Philbrick

The Mystery Of A Stolen Rare Cello Has A Surprise Ending


Anna Sorokin: The Soho Scammer


ART NOIR


Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft! New York Grand Jury Indicts Inigo Philbrick On Federal Fraud Charges illo


Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Will Be Kept In US Custody After His Fiancée’s Family’s Bahamas Real Estate Was Rejected as Bail Collateral


FBI Raids Alleged Art Forgery Ring in Michigan Woods; 30 FBI agents raided the property of Michigan artist Donald "D.B." Henkel


Court Ruling In Monaco Ends One Piece of A $2 Billion Art Dispute; Yves Bouvier, a Swiss businessman who sold $2 billion worth of artworks, and Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire who bought them.

An Ex-Pink Panther on His Old Crew Blamed for Robbing Kim Kardashian


How a £3m Soulages Almost Sank Off The Coast of Tasmania in 1953 Shipwreck

Experts Weigh In On Alleged Art Forgery Ring In Michigan; The Work Of Lesser Known Artists With Rising Markets


ART NOIR


Spanish Dealer Claims To Find Long-Lost Frida Kahlo Painting; Missing for six decades, La Mesa Herida (The Wounded Table) may be in a London warehouse, but experts say the work is likely a fake illo frienda new


Van Gogh Held Hostage: Private Detective Tells Us He Has More Photographs

Russian Theatre Director Kirill Serebrennikov Found Guilty Of Fraud And Ordered To Pay $1.85M In Damages To Culture Ministry

Former Louvre Curator Among Five Arrested In Paris In Antiquities Trafficking Investigation


Art Restoration Gone Bad; Bartolome Esteban Murillo’s Priceless 17th Century Painting Ruined


WORLDWIDE MANHUNT ENDS! AFTER EIGHT MONTHS, GALLERIST ON THE LAM, INIGO PHILBRICK FOUND ON VANUATU

Fugitive Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Found on Pacific Island, Charged With $20M Fraud Scheme

Charged With Orchestrating a $20 Million Fraud Scheme, 33 Year Old Arrested

What Did Inigo Philbrick Do? How One Precocious Dealer Allegedly Swindled the Art Market’s Savviest Players Out of Millions

Fugitive Art Dealer Arrested on Pacific Island in Fraud Case

Inigo Philbrick And The Scam That Shook The Art World

GQ: In Search of Inigo Philbrick, the Disappearing Art Dealer


Mob Loots Gallery For A Good KAWS!


ART NOIR

The Art Of The Steal: These Real-Life Stories Of High-Profile Heists Paint A Compelling Picture Of International Crime

From Afar, A Fugitive In The Knoedler Art Fraud Gives His Defense

Robert Indiana’s LOVE at Centre Of New $150M Fraud Claim


Documentary Takes a Deep Dive Into the $80 Million Knoedler Art Scandal

The Unravelling Of A Dancer: Sharon Stern Devoted Herself To Butoh. Did Her Mentor Lead Her Down A Dangerous Path?

‘Made You Look’ Trailer: Barry Avrich’s Documentary About Largest Art Fraud In American History

 


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