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Art Crimes: International Art Heists

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0330
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The Scream by Edvard Munch was stolen and recovered in 1994 (National Gallery, Oslo)

Is the case ever really closed? Join one of the most famous art detectives in the world to hear tales from the trenches of the most notorious art heists in modern history, during a career spent solving top-dollar art crimes with the FBI. Some of these cases are so complex they have not yet been solved. This one-of-a-kind inside look at the art markets of Paris, Madrid, Oslo, and Boston chronicles several notorious art heists and daring recovery operations.

Expert on art fraud, award-winning author, and former FBI agent Robert Wittman provides an up-close vantage point for the engrossing reconnaissance strategies behind the cases he worked on personally and other cases that he followed as the FBI’s art-crime specialist—collaborating with agencies such as Scotland Yard and the Norwegian National Police.  

Wittman also provides behind-the-scenes insights into unsolved cases and crimes that still baffle international investigators years later, as he pulls back the curtain on some of the world’s biggest art heists and the criminals who masterminded them.

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