Did you know that art is the 4th largest segment of the world’s black market? I’ve heard the stories of the impressive multi-million dollar thefts from high-profile museums, but what I didn’t realize is how prevalent theft is at all levels of the art world. Looters have been selling off the cultural heritage of others for a profit since Ancient Egypt – and that hasn’t changed in modern years. This may be non-fiction, but it sometimes reads like a movie. Plus, Margaret Atwood is on the cover recommending it, so… you know it’s good.
Will and Grace, for obvious reasons. Get thee to Hulu, catch up, and let’s watch some reunion TV.
Is the Mona Lisa on display at the Louvre a fake? Did the CIA funnel money into abstract expressionism in order to help win the Cold War? These and many more questions are just a few of the weird and intriguing questions that Artcurious tackles in a one hour podcast. I’m on a bit of an art history kick lately, so finding this gem was great for when I’m in the mood to learn something interesting and, admittedly, pretty nerdy.