Art and Crime Exploring the Dark Side of the Art World

Author: Noah Charney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313366365
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Through the use of case examples and careful examination, this book presents the first interdisciplinary essay collection on the study of art crime, and its effect on all aspects of the art world. Contributors discuss art crime subcategories, including vandalism, iconoclasm, forgery, fraud, peace-time theft, war looting, archaeological looting, smuggling, submarine looting, and ransom. The contributors offer insightful analyses coupled with specific practical suggestions to implement in the future to prevent and address art crime. This work is of critical importance to anyone involved in the art world, its trade, study, and security. Art crime has received relatively little attention from those who study art to those who prosecute crimes. Indeed, the general public is not well-aware of the various forms of art crime and its impact on society at large, to say nothing of museums, history, and cultural affairs. And yet it involves a multi-billion dollar legitimate industry, with a conservatively-estimated $6 billion annual criminal profit. Information about and analysis of art crime is critical to the wide variety of fields involved in the art trade and art preservation, from museums to academia, from auction houses to galleries, from insurance to art law, from policing to security. Since the Second World War, art crime has evolved from a relatively innocuous crime, into the third highest-grossing annual criminal trade worldwide, run primarily by organized crime syndicates, and therefore funding their other enterprises, from the drug and arms trades to terrorism. It is no longer merely the art that is at stake.

Art and crime

Author: Noah Charney
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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This book examines the world of art crime in its many manifestations and considers the consequences of these crimes.

Crimes of the Art World

Author: Tom Bazley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313360472
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This book offers a revealing look at the full scope of criminal activity in the art world-a category of crime that is far more pervasive than is generally realized. * Comprises 10 chapters covering the various types of crimes common in the art world, from forgeries to theft to vandalism * Includes case studies throughout to explore the characteristics of art crime * Provides a bibliography of important books on the subject of art crime * An index of important words and terms emphasizes works of art and artists covered in the book, along with terms unique to art and art crime

Stealing the Mystic Lamb

Author: Noah Charney
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 1586488007
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Delivers a gripping history of the world's most pilfered masterpiece--Jan van Eyck's "Ghent Alterpiece," treasured for its central panel, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"--which has been looted in three wars, burned, forged, smuggled, hunted by the Nazis, ransomed, rescued by Austrian double-agents and stolen 13 times. By the author of The Art Thief.

Art Crime

Author: Noah Charney
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137407573
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Since the Second World War, art crime has shifted from a relatively innocuous, often ideological crime, into a major international problem, considered by some to be the third-highest grossing criminal trade worldwide. This rich volume features essays on art crime by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject.

The Art Thief

Author: Noah Charney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416550313
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In the wake of the thefts of three priceless art treasures from Rome, Paris, and London, art detective Gabriel Coffin and art historian Genevieve Delacloche team up to investigate a series of false leads, forgeries, and bizarre clues. A first novel. Reprint.

Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime

Author: Duncan Chappell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317160576
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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.

Art Crime and Its Prevention

Author: Arthur Tompkins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781848221871
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"Art Crime and Its Prevention "is the definitive handbook on art crime for art-world professionals of all kinds from the museum, auction house or art-insurance employee to the contemporary gallerist, dealer, art-market student or collector. Written by a range of international experts, the book's territory is broad and includes advice on how to secure art in galleries and private collections; how and when to insure art; what to look for to be sure that an artwork you buy is legitimate; how to check provenance to be certain that it matches the work it accompanies; how to deal with forgery and best-practices in art acquisition. Contextual debate, such as discussion of the impact of looting in conflict zones and the relevant international law relating to art in war, enlivens the text and helps to present a fully-rounded analysis of art crime and its many associations. An authoritative and readable handbook, "Art Crime and Its Prevention" will be an essential reference guide for all those involved in the art world internationally, or in the protection and recovery of artworks."

Art Crime

Author: John E. Conklin
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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Examines the art crimes of forgery, fraud, theft, smuggling and vandalism. The text considers the motives of thieves and vandals; the organisation of theft and the laundering of stolen art; its relationship with organised crime, especially drug trafficking; and policies to curb art crime.

World War II Propaganda Analyzing the Art of Persuasion during Wartime

Author: David Welch
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696743
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Shows in illuminating detail how the Allied and Axis forces used visual images and other propaganda material to sway public opinion during World War II. • Gives the reader primary source examples of World War II propaganda, answering the need for the study of images that is necessary in today's history study • Includes a comprehensive bibliography