10 episodes

Art Bust is an investigative podcast series where UK author and arts journalist, Ben Lewis, explores the murkier side of the art world, where scandals, cons, cultural looting, and big bucks reign.

Art Bust USG Audio

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Art Bust is an investigative podcast series where UK author and arts journalist, Ben Lewis, explores the murkier side of the art world, where scandals, cons, cultural looting, and big bucks reign.

    Inigo Philbrick

    Inigo Philbrick

    The line between ambition and fraud can get murky in the art world. We explore that gray area with the story of a handsome young art dealer whom authorities accuse of scheming his way to the top.




    Credits:

    Josh Bloch- For USG Audio

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Ben Lewis- Host, Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer

    Katrina Onstad- Executive Producer

    Jago Lee- Executive Producer

    Anysley Vogel- Sr. Producer

    Debbie Pacheco- Sr. Producer

    Sara Winter- Producer

    Jacob Lewis- Associate Producer

    Alexis Green- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Mix & Sound Design

    AJ Hanneld- Key Art Design 

    This is an Antica Productions podcast in collaboration with USG Audio




    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 38 min
    Benin Bronzes

    Benin Bronzes

    We dig into the timely issue of looted African artifacts, the calls to return them, and the prominent museums at the center of it all, with a focus on the Benin Bronzes. 




    Credits:

    Josh Bloch- For USG Audio

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Ben Lewis- Host, Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer

    Katrina Onstad- Executive Producer

    Jago Lee- Executive Producer

    Debbie Pacheco- Sr. Producer

    Alexis Green- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Mix & Sound Design

    AJ Hanneld- Key Art Design 

    This is an Antica Productions podcast in collaboration with USG Audio




    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 35 min
    Nazi Art Theft

    Nazi Art Theft

    We follow an emotional and riveting story that begins on a train to Munich in 2010 before taking unexpected turns to 1940s Nazi Germany and present-day New York. 

    Credits:

    Josh Bloch- For USG Audio

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Ben Lewis- Host, Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer

    Katrina Onstad- Executive Producer

    Jago Lee- Executive Producer

    Aynsley Vogel- Sr. Producer

    Debbie Pacheco- Sr. Producer

    Sara Winter- Producer

    Jacob Lewis- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Mix and Sound Design

    Philip Wilson- Mix and Sound Design

    AJ Hanneld- Key Art Design 

    This is an Antica Productions podcast in collaboration with USG Audio




    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 33 min
    The Golden Coffin

    The Golden Coffin

    What’s the connection between a viral picture of America’s biggest reality TV star, The Met Gala, and a global art smuggling syndicate? The answer will surprise you. 




    Credits:

    Josh Bloch- For USG Audio

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Ben Lewis- Host, Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer

    Katrina Onstad- Executive Producer

    Jago Lee- Executive Producer

    Aynsley Vogel- Sr. Producer

    Debbie Pacheco- Sr. Producer

    Sara Winter- Producer

    Jacob Lewis- Associate Producer

    Reza Dahya- Mix and Sound Design

    AJ Hanneld- Key Art Design 

    This is an Antica Productions podcast in collaboration with USG Audio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 31 min
    Hunter/ Toye Story- Part 1

    Hunter/ Toye Story- Part 1

    In the first of two parts, we unpack a decades-long forgery scam by diving into the life of the targeted artist, renowned and self-taught Louisiana painter, Clementine Hunter.




    Credits:

    Josh Bloch- For USG Audio

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Ben Lewis- Host, Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer

    Katrina Onstad- Executive Producer

    Jago Lee- Executive Producer

    Debbie Pacheco- Sr. Producer

    Alexis Green - Producer

    Mitchell Stuart - Mix and Sound Design 

    Philip Wilson - Mix and Sound Design 

    Nana aba Duncan- Consultant 

    AJ Hanneld- Key Art Design 

    This is an Antica Productions podcast in collaboration with USG Audio







    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 31 min
    Hunter/ Toye Story- Part 2

    Hunter/ Toye Story- Part 2

    We conclude with the story of a decades-long forgery by spotlighting the charismatic forger who finally meets his match. Will justice prevail this time?




    Credits:

    Josh Bloch- For USG Audio

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Ben Lewis- Host, Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer

    Katrina Onstad- Executive Producer

    Jago Lee- Executive Producer

    Debbie Pacheco- Sr. Producer

    Alexis Green - Producer

    Mitchell Stuart - Mix and Sound Design 

    Philip Wilson - Mix and Sound Design 

    Nana aba Duncan- Consultant 

    AJ Hanneld- Key Art Design 

    This is an Antica Productions podcast in collaboration with USG Audio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee822 ,

Just wish there was more!

So well done, love it.

Ness876 ,

Interesting

Really great, fascinating podcast, really well produced and presented!

Nigel 2 Hammers ,

Good hear bit of Art Market fun

Ben goes back to his roots and tackles incident by incident rather than any grand plot or theory. Good fun for the whole family 👍

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