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Stealing Rembrandts

Author : Anthony M. Amore
ISBN : 0230337422
Genre : True Crime
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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.

Stealing History

Author : Colleen Margaret Clarke
ISBN : 9781442260801
Genre : True Crime
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Art and cultural crime is a looming criminal enterprise with estimated losses of billions of dollars annually. How do these crimes happen? How prevalent are these crimes today? Stealing History looks at the security and policing surrounding these crimes, and how there is room for improvement to prevent more of history from being stolen.

Master Thieves

Author : Stephen Kurkjian
ISBN : 9781610394246
Genre : True Crime
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In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find a good place to sleep. He knew the Museum's security was lax, and he gave this information to a boss of the Boston criminal underworld. It took years before the Museum was hit. But when it finally happened, it quickly became one of the most infamous art heists in history: 13 works of art valued at up to 500 million—including Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee." The identity of the thieves were a mystery, the paintings were never found. What happened in those intervening years? Which Boston crew landed the big score? And why, more than 20 years later, did the FBI issue a press conference stating that they knew who had pulled off the heist and what had happened to the artwork, but provided no identities and scant details? These mysteries are the story of Kurkjian's revealing book. The best and longest-tenured reporter on this case, and one of the most decorated investigative reporters in America, Kurkjian will reveal the identities of this who plotted the heist, the motive for the crime, and the details that the FBI refused to reveal. He will take the reader deep into the Boston mob, and paint the most complete and compelling picture of this story ever told.

Contemporary Perspectives On The Detection Investigation And Prosecution Of Art Crime

Author : Duncan Chappell
ISBN : 9781317160564
Genre : Law
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In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored. This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.

The Map Thief

Author : Michael Blanding
ISBN : 9780698156982
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief —until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full—and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he’d gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more—and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The Map Thief interweaves Smiley’s escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime.

Die Rembrandt Aff Re

Author : Daniel Silva
ISBN : 3492302920
Genre : Fiction
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Geheimagent Gabriel Allon sucht nach einem blutigen Raubmord ein verschwundenes Rembrandt-Gemälde. Die Spur führt nach Amsterdam. Er erfährt, dass im Inneren des Bildes geheime Informationen verwahrt sind. Auch sein Leben ist jetzt in Gefahr!

Stealing Rembrandt

Author : Matthew Winn
ISBN : 1548308080
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Inspector Charlie Goudreau sat on a dingy, blood stained mattress in a one room flop house apartment in Detroit. Streaks of a man's life oozed down the wall, the remnants of his pitiful death. Charlie found himself gripped by fear as he realized he was only one trigger pull away from being the victim of suicide himself. How had he fallen so far in such a short amount of time. Drawn to this waste of life Charlie feels compelled to learn who the man was and finds he was a magnificent artist, a painter with impeccable detail. But this bright light is soon extinguished by a brooding darkness that swallows him whole the moment he realizes these painting are much more than they seem. With his own teenaged daughter missing and a body count of teenage victims of a serial killer piling up with the snow Charlie finds his own life is spiraling out of control.

Von Der Sch Nheit

Author : Zadie Smith
ISBN : 9783462317237
Genre : Fiction
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»Ein intelligenter, geradezu intellektueller Page-Turner« NZZ Wenn Howard Belsey etwas hasst, dann sind es neokonservative Menschen. Ein Paradebeispiel ist für ihn sein Erzfeind Monty Kipps, wie er Universitätsprofessor und Rembrandt-Experte. Als sich Howards Sohn Jerome in Montys attraktive Tochter verliebt, fühlt sich Howard genötigt einzuschreiten. Erotische, intellektuelle und familiäre Verwicklungen und Katastrophen nehmen ihren Lauf. Komisch, rasant, mit liebenswerten und unvergesslichen Charakteren erzählt Zadie Smiths dritter Roman von zwei mehr als turbulenten Familien zwischen England und Amerika, schwarz und weiß, Hässlichkeit und Schönheit, Liberalismus und Konservativismus.

Stealing Sugar From The Castle Selected And New Poems 1950 2013

Author : Robert Bly
ISBN : 9780393241266
Genre : Poetry
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“[Robert Bly] is . . . the most recent in a line of great American transcendentalist writers.”—New York Times Selected from throughout Robert Bly’s monumental body of work from 1950 through the present, Stealing Sugar from the Castle represents the culmination of an astonishing career in American letters. Bly has long been the voice of transcendentalism and meditative mysticism for his generation. Influenced by Emerson and Thoreau, inspired by spiritual traditions from Sufism to Gnosticism, his vision is “oracular” (Antioch Review). From the rich, earthy simplicity of Silence in the Snowy Fields (1962) to the wild yet intricately formal ghazals of My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy (2005) and the striking richness and authority of Talking into the Ear of a Donkey (2011), Bly’s poetry is spiritual yet worldly, celebrating the uncanny beauty of the everyday. “I am happy, / The moon rising above the turkey sheds. // The small world of the car / Plunges through the deep fields of the night,” he writes in “Driving Toward the Lac Qui Parle River.” Here is a poet moved by the mysteries of the world around him, speaking the language of images in a voice brilliant and bold.


Author : Adam G. Klein
ISBN : 9781599283586
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn became known for the distinctive style of his landscapes, dramatic scenes from history, mythology, and the Bible, and especially his self-portraits. This biography discusses his childhood, education, apprenticeships, commissions, patrons, success as a portrait artist, family life, eventual bankruptcy, and the changing style of his energetic brushstrokes and use of chiaroscuro. Sidebars, a glossary, an index, and a phonetics section accompany easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of Rembrandt's artwork, including Self-Portrait at the Age of 23, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Rembrandt and Saskia as the Prodigal Son, Night Watch, and Three Trees.

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