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Stealing Rembrandts

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A spellbinding journey into the high-stakes world of art theft

Today, art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. And the masterpieces of Rembrandt van Rijn are some of the most frequently targeted.
In "Stealing Rembrandts," art security expert Anthony M. Amore and award-winning investigative reporter Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century. Through thefts around the world - from Stockholm to Boston, Worcester to Ohio - the authors track daring entries and escapes from the world's most renowned museums. There are robbers who coolly walk off with multimillion dollar paintings; self-styled art experts who fall in love with the Dutch master and desire to own his art at all costs; and international criminal masterminds who don't hesitate to resort to violence. They also show how museums are thwarted in their ability to pursue the thieves - even going so far as to conduct investigations on their own, far away from the maddening crowd of police intervention, sparing no expense to save the priceless masterpieces.
"Stealing Rembrandts "is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind look at the black market of art theft, and how it compromises some of the greatest treasures the world has ever known.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780230339903
ISBN-10: 0230339905
Pagini: 241
Ilustrații: Plus 8 pp b&w glossy photos
Dimensiuni: 158 x 234 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.3 kg
Editura: Palgrave MacMillan
Locul publicării: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Cuprins

Authors' Forewords
Introduction: Why Rembrandt?
There Is No 'Dr. No'
Smeared with Blood: The 1972 Worcester Heist
The Take-Away Rembrandt
Snafu in Cincinnati: 1973
Wolves at the Door: Heists from Homes
Devil's Bargain: The MFA Heist
2000: The Stockholm Blitz
The Rembrandt That Wasn't
Rembrandt's Stolen Etchings
Epilogue: Our Debt to Rembrandt
Target Rembrandt: The List of Thefts
Acknowledgements
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

Notă biografică

Anthony M. Amore is the head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and contributes to The Boston Herald and The Huffington Post. He serves as trustee of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art and lectures widely on art crime.
Tom Mashberg is an award-winning investigative reporter and the former Sunday editor for The Boston Herald. During his 30-year career he has reported for The New York Times and The Boston Globe, as well as writing for Vanity Fair and many other publications. He was called "the quintessential newspaperman" by FOX-TV’s America’s Most Wanted.

Caracteristici

Between bungled thefts by petty criminals to elaborately coordinated heists to angry patrons coolly walking off with multimillion dollar paintings, here are stories that are sure to get your pulse racing
This book will be equal parts true crime, action thriller, and art history, and will appeal to the many fans of films like The Thomas Crown Affair, Ocean's Twelve, Incognito, and Entrapment
Stealing Rembrandts was featured in Vanity Fair, excerpted in the Boston Globe Sunday magazine, and reviewed in both ARTnews and Harper's
'Authors Amore & Mashberg are the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of the art world.' Casey Sherman, bestselling author of Search for the Strangler, Bad Blood and The Finest Hours
'A fast-paced and engrossing exposé of the shady underbelly of the art world.' - Robert K. Wittman, New York Times bestselling author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures 
'This is a terrific book, and excellently researched.' ARTnews
'The authors smash myth after myth, many of them the result of unrealistic movies of the James Bond variety...An interesting mish-mash of everything related to the thievery of valuable art.' Kirkus Reviews