Thick as Thieves

Discussing heists, forgeries and all sorts of art crimes.

An Ipso Facto Invitation to Urination

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."
Posted: Tue January 14, 2020

Soggy Theft at The Loovre

A soggy theft at The Loovre (yes, Loovre) results in three extremely valuable paintings being stolen. Was it a prank or a rebellious act? Find out.
Posted: Tue July 30, 2019

One Thousand Thanks for the Poor Security

Two paintings within Edvard Munch's The Scream series were stolen from two different Norwegian museums by separate gangs of thieves.
Posted: Tue July 16, 2019

Punk Rock Geriatrics

In a box marked "Miscellaneous High School Artwork" was a Chagall painting stolen thirty years prior. Who stole it and how was the FBI able to recover it?
Posted: Tue July 2, 2019

Plunderdrunk Kleptomania with Stéphane Breitwieser

Stéphane Breitwieser stole at least 250 artworks from hundreds of art museums in Europe. Why?
Posted: Tue June 18, 2019

Ugly Art Gets Stolen Too

Picasso's 'Potrait of Suzanne Bloch' is, arguably, one of his worst works but that didn't stop masked men from lifting the work from the São Paulo Museum of Art in 2007.
Posted: Tue June 4, 2019

Robin Hood Heist

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?
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019

Abstract Expressionism in Tucson, AZ

Willem de Kooning's Woman-Ochre went missing in 1985 and stayed missing until 2017 when it unceremoniously appeared at an estate sale for two teachers, Rita and [...]
Posted: Tue May 7, 2019

Get It Together, Italy

Veronica and Sara discuss Salvador Mundi, the missing Leonardo da Vinci painting, and how it unravels into a series of stolen paintings.
Posted: Tue April 23, 2019

Spider-Man Seduced by the Little Devil

Sara and Veronica discuss famed French burglar Vjeran Tomic and his single-handed heist of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Posted: Tue April 9, 2019

Mexico City Heist

On this inaugural episode, Sara and Veronica discuss the 1985 Mexico City Heist of the National Museum of Anthropology.
Posted: Tue March 26, 2019

Coming Soon: Thick as Thieves

Coming Soon: Thick as Thieves, a podcast where hosts Sara Estes and Veronica Kavass discuss heists, forgeries and all sorts of art crimes. Follow Thick as Thieves on [...]
Posted: Mon March 18, 2019