art crime

Towards the end of May 2022, a thirty-six-year-old man appeared to smear cake and icing across the lower half of the legendary Mona Lisa. Read on for more information about this attempted vandalism…
Copying within the context of the art world has evolved over the centuries. What was once understood as a vital tool for study and learning is now often perceived, especially by laymen, as a kind of…
Art has long been identified, even romanticized, as an ideal way to launder money. There’s a thread of logic here: the art world accommodates anonymous, high-dollar buyers and the industry allows…

 

Ever wondered how art museums decide if a painting is a fake? Artrageous with Nate meets with Dr. Greggory Smith, a forensic art scientist, to follow a painting they suspect is a forgery…

Mid-April, Italian authorities announced the rediscovery of a first-century Roman statue, missing for nearly a decade. Two off-duty art policemen spotted the artwork while perusing a Belgian antique…
Today, Netflix globally releases This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist, a four-part series that delves into the unsolved robbery of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the…
The art world has its share of mysteries. From the impressive scale of prehistoric structures, to who exactly posed for enigmatic portraits.