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.

Art Bust USG Audio

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 54 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. 




    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

    Sara Winter- Producer 

    Alexis Green- Associate Producer

    Jacob Lewis- Associate Producer

    Reza Dahya - 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.

    • 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.




    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

    Sara Winter- Producer 

    Alexis Green- Associate Producer

    Jacob Lewis- Associate Producer

    Reza Dahya - 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.

    • 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?




    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
    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
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

lylablades ,

Interesting Topic, nice pacing

Love this podcast! If you are looking for an investigative, true crime but not gruesome, well produced, documentary style podcast to listen to while doing the dishes, this is a good one.

KTinSeattle ,

Love it

Love it! The podcast is so well researched. I learned a lot! I’m hoping for more content soon!

Ivy's iTunes ,

More great reporting from Ben Lewis

This podcast is up there with everything else Lewis has written and produced. Impeccably researched and constructed episodes. This is accessible to anyone outside the art world but incredibly knowledgeable and insightful about it as well. I was amazed but not surprised that he got these insiders to go on record, but he does it every time. It’s got suspense and a keen sense of humor. I’m hooked on this.

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