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Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners

Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners In two important paintings by J M W Turner then valued at twenty four million pounds were stolen from a German public gallery while on loan from Tate Britain In this vivid personal account Sand

  • Title: Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners
  • Author: Sandy Nairne
  • ISBN: 9781861898517
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1994 two important paintings by J.M.W Turner then valued at twenty four million pounds were stolen from a German public gallery while on loan from Tate Britain In this vivid, personal account, Sandy Nairne who was then Director of Programmes at the Tate and became centrally involved in the pursuit of the paintings and the negotiations for their return, retells this coIn 1994 two important paintings by J.M.W Turner then valued at twenty four million pounds were stolen from a German public gallery while on loan from Tate Britain In this vivid, personal account, Sandy Nairne who was then Director of Programmes at the Tate and became centrally involved in the pursuit of the paintings and the negotiations for their return, retells this complex, 8 year, cloak and dagger story, which finally concluded in 2002 with the pictures returning to public display at the Tate In addition to this thrilling narrative, Nairne unravels stories of other high value art thefts, puzzling what motivates a thief to steal a well known work of art that cannot be sold, even on the black market Nairne also examines the role of art theft within the larger underworld of international looting and illicit deals among art and antique collectors The art heist, of course, is a popular theme of crime novels and films, and Nairne considers these depictions as well, investigating the imaginative construction of the art thief, the specialist detective, and the mysterious collector Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners is a compelling, real life detective story that will keep both art and mystery lovers eagerly turning pages.

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    1 thought on “Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners

    1. This book arises out of the theft of two Turners while they were on loan from the Tate to a German museum. Nairne was involved in their recovery. The first part of the book details the meetings, the trips to Germany, the negotiations through a German lawyer, over nearly a decade. The Turners had been insured for £24 million. The negotiations to recover them raise the question of whether it is right to pay to get stolen art back. Nairne follows his story of the Turners with an attempt to justify [...]

    2. An interesting story but not well-written. I find the whole art theft thing fascinating, but it is not told brilliantly. It is an ok read if you are interested in this field.

    3. Amazing insight into the murky underworld of art theft, organised crime and the colourful characters who doggedly police it. Well written and told at a good pace.

    4. Found in a hotel in Hanoi. It was not for sale, but I really want to keep it in sight; I was enjoying it thoroughly and really want to finish it!

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