9 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.

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    • 4.6 • 14 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.

    Don Miller's Basement- Part 2

    Don Miller's Basement- Part 2

    As the story of Don Miller’s Basement concludes, we grapple with the larger questions and themes that his legacy begs.

    • 24 min
    Don Miller's Basement- Part 1

    Don Miller's Basement- Part 1

    In the first of two parts, we uncover the macabre connection between white entitlement and a jaw dropping collection in rural Indiana that includes human remains.

    • 24 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?

    • 33 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.

    • 31 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.

    • 31 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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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 👍

Wyrdinmind ,

Excellent insights

It’s a great podcast and really informative but just wonder why there’s no updates for two months since August 2021?

HanKS66 ,

Fascinating

Excellent and entertaining podcast about nefarious activities in the art world. I’ve only listened to one episode and I’m hooked!

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