Need a spare $10 Million? Catch an art thief!

The biggest art theft in history took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner  Museum in Boston back in the spring of 1990.  Two men, allegedly posing as police, made off with works by, among others, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas and Manet.

None of the paintings have ever been found, even though the museum offered a reward of $5 million. But now . . .

Now the reward has been doubled to $10 million. Time to stop thinking about it and start finding those crooks!

For more, see  Nina Siegal’s article in Bloomberg, “Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History”

The image on the cover is adapted from the painting, “Antibes, Afternoon Effect,” by Claude Monet in 1888. Of this painting, Monet wrote, “I am painting Antibes as a small fortified town glistening golden in the sun, and standing out against the beautiful blue and pink mountains.”
The Château Grimaldi is at the center of the painting. Picasso lived and worked in the Château for a while after World War II. It is now a used as a museum, mainly for the works of Picasso, where an early scene of Infinite Doublecross takes place.
The font used on the cover is Matisse, styled on the work Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, who, like Pablo Picasso, worked in the south of France. “When I realized that every morning I would see this light again,” Matisse wrote when he first came to Nice, “I couldn’t believe how lucky I was.”

Or, if you’re not quite ready to undertake cracking that case yourself, maybe it’s time to read my art-theft thriller,

Infinite Doublecross The South of France: Art theft, art forgery, and artful duplicity

To buy it on Amazon:

One response on “Need a spare $10 Million? Catch an art thief!