Most people care little about art theft. Unless it’s the Mona Lisa or something equally as famous, very few people give much thought to what a painting being stolen means to us. However, as the film suggests, art is part of our culture and having it stolen is an assault on all of us.
From the YouTube description:
“Around 47,000 works of art are reported missing each year, yet it is only the heists involving the world’s most valuable paintings that hit the headlines. But high-profile or not – once gone, the works are rarely recovered.”
I don’t know much about art, but this had me riveted as Alastair Sooke visits the galleries where the thefts took place and try to find out what happened.
Previously in Documentary Tuesday:
Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox
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