Plunderdrunk Kleptomania with Stéphane Breitwieser

Known as the world’s most prolific art thief, Stéphane Breitwieser stole at least 250 artworks from hundreds of art museums in Europe. Why? To fill his attic apartment in his mom’s suburban home in France. This episode traces the journey of an art plundering addict who only stole works made before the industrial revolution.

Episode art based on Georg Petel’s “Adam and Eve”, drawn by Simone Marcantel.

“Plunder-drunk” coined in The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Art Thief by Michael Finkel.

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Music by Patrick Damphier.
Show artwork by Saskia Keultjes.

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