Art and Crime Exploring the Dark Side of the Art World

ISBN-10: 0313366357
ISBN-13: 9780313366352
Edition: 2009
Authors: Noah Charney
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/14/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 261
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Noah Charneyis the author of the international bestselling novelThe Art Thiefand the founding director of The Association for Research into Crimes against Art, an international non-profit think tank. His work in the field of art crime has been praised in such forums asThe New York Times Magazine,Time Magazine,Vanity Fair,Vogue, BBC Radio, and NPR. Currently professor of art history at the American University of Rome, he lives in Italy with his wife.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Art Crime in Context
Archaeology and Antiquities
The Fundamental Importance of Archaeological Context
Homecomings: Learning from the Return of Antiquities to Italy
Lack of Due Diligence and Unregulated Markets: Trade in Illicit Antiquities and Fakes in Hong Kong
Thieves and Forgers
Who Is Stealing All Those Paintings?
The Affair of the Statuettes Reexamined: Picasso and Apollinaire's Role in the Famed Louvre Theft
Art, Terrorism, and Organized Crime
Fakes and Deception: Examining Fraud in the Art Market
Crime and the Art Trade
Implication of Art Theft in the Fine Art Insurance Industry
Four Art Crimes and Their Effect on the Art Trade
Trepidations of a Private Art Collector
Defending Art
Security and Museums
Q&A with Two Innovative Security Directors
Exercises in Futility: The Pursuit of Protecting Art
Security for Temporary Exhibitions: Regular, Customized, or Bespoke
Libraries and Archives
The Quiet Crime: An Introduction to the World of Rare Book, Map, and Document Theft
Unexpected and Accessible: Threats to University Collections
Bringing It All Back Home: Recovery of Stolen Special Collections Materials
Law and War
Art Theft: Heralds of Change in the International Legal Landscape
Economic Woe, Art Theft, and Money Laundering: A Perfect Recipe
The Artifacts of Wartime Art Crime: Evidence for a Model of the Evolving Clout of Cultural Property in Foreign Affairs
Afterword
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Contributors

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