“The Art of Stealing Art”

92nd Street Y, Upper East Side Thursday November 29 2012 20:15
For almost as long as art has existed, there have been those who’ve tried to make off with it. In this presentation, ARTNews editor and publisher Milton Esterow discusses legendary thefts, such as the 1911 heist of that sly vixen Mona Lisa. Prepare to be captivated as Esterow tells true tales of active burglars the Balkan Bandits, who have artfully lifted works by Degas, Van Gogh and Monet in the last decade, and hear about the still-unsolved 1990 Gardner heist, in which 12 masterpieces were pinched in one night from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
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