Friday, Apr 13, 2018, 1:00 pm
Art theft is a multi-billion dollar per year illicit industry, and the world’s most significant heists share one thing in common: the priceless works of Rembrandt.
Join us as Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the chief investigator into the infamous 1990 heist of 13 priceless works of art – the biggest property theft in history – takes you behind the scenes of the most notorious of art thefts.
The great Dutch Master’s paintings are known by all for their value. While Hollywood has portrayed the theft of high-value paintings as the work of dashing, likable thieves working for evil, reclusive geniuses, the reality of art theft is more interesting. Anthony will give you the true inside story of art crime.
Anthony is the author of Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists. His most recent book, The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art Word, is a New York Times crime best seller.