Have you ever been so overwhelmed when viewing an artwork that you felt compelled to kiss it? Here’s multiple instances where that compulsion is exactly the case.
Season 2 of Thick as Thieves shines a light on Art Destruction and Vandalism, starting with the most vandalizable piece around; Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain.”
Two paintings within Edvard Munch’s The Scream series were stolen from two different Norwegian museums by separate gangs of thieves.
Stéphane Breitwieser stole at least 250 artworks from hundreds of art museums in Europe. Why?
Did a 61-year-old retired truck driver really steal Francisco de Goya’s Duke of Ellington? To benefit elderly people to gain access to public TV?
Veronica and Sara discuss Salvador Mundi, the missing Leonardo da Vinci painting, and how it unravels into a series of stolen paintings.
On this inaugural episode, Sara and Veronica discuss the 1985 Mexico City Heist of the National Museum of Anthropology.