Art Theft

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Art theft is almost as old as art itself, and even the most security-conscious galleries can fall victim to it. Sandy Nairne was Director of Programmes at the Tate when two of its Turners, estimated worth ú24 million, were stolen while on loan to an exhibition in Frankfurt. In this compelling real-life detective story, he describes the cloak-and-dagger negotiations that led to their return, before discussing the broader issues of value, ethics, and the mysterious figure of the criminal collector.

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Art Theft

Art Theft

and the Case of the Stolen Turners

Hardback280pp Illustrated

9781861898517     Product Code: 221075

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Art theft is almost as old as art itself, and even the most security-conscious galleries can fall victim to it. Sandy Nairne was Director of Programmes at the Tate when two of its Turners, estimated worth ú24 million, were stolen while on loan to an exhibition in Frankfurt. In this compelling real-life detective story, he describes the cloak-and-dagger negotiations that led to their return, before discussing the broader issues of value, ethics, and the mysterious figure of the criminal collector.

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