5 episodes

The Art Crimecast is a podcast that explores history’s most notorious misdeeds against the art world. Each episode explores a different historical case of theft, forgery, and the like. Check out images/transcripts for each episode on the blog at theartcrimecast.wordpress.com.

The Art Crimecast Nana Gongadze

    • Arts
    • 4.7, 10 Ratings

The Art Crimecast is a podcast that explores history’s most notorious misdeeds against the art world. Each episode explores a different historical case of theft, forgery, and the like. Check out images/transcripts for each episode on the blog at theartcrimecast.wordpress.com.

    EP 5 - Myatt, Drewe, and the Genuine Fakes

    EP 5 - Myatt, Drewe, and the Genuine Fakes

    False identities, hoax provenances, countless scams, and even arson and murder - the shocking and art-world-rocking case of John Myatt and John Drewe has it all. In the 1980s and 90s, this British forger-conman duo tainted both the art market and leading museum archives the world over with over 200 forgeries of the work of modern artists like Matisse, Giacometti, Chagall, and more - some of which remain scattered and unknown there today. This is the series finale of The Art Crimecast!

    Blog with all images and links to episodes: https://theartcrimecast.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/episode-5-myatt-drewe-and-the-genuine-fakes/

    • 35 min
    EP 4 - The Art Destroyers

    EP 4 - The Art Destroyers

    From Ancient times up until our present day, artworks and other pieces of cultural heritage have been targeted for destruction by groups and individuals seeking to reorder society to their own narrow ideas. From the Byzantine and Reformation Iconoclasms, to the Nazi modern art purge, and the wholesale artifact obliterations undertaken by contemporary militant groups in the Middle East, this episode explores the dark history of art destruction.

    Blog post to go along w/ this episode: http://theartcrimecast.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/episode-4-the-art-destroyers/

    • 30 min
    EP 3 - The Theft(s) of The Scream(s)

    EP 3 - The Theft(s) of The Scream(s)

    1994 and 2004 – within one decade, two versions of Edvard Munch’s iconic 19th century Expressionist masterpiece, The Scream, were targeted in major thefts. We all know the work, but what do we know about it? I explore the backstory, meanings, and ubiquity of this arresting modern Mona Lisa, as well as the brazen ways versions of it briefly disappeared from the walls of Norway’s top museums.

    Find all the images on the blog here - https://theartcrimecast.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/episode-3-the-thefts-of-the-screams/

    • 36 min
    EP 2 - Van Meegeren and the Fake Vermeers

    EP 2 - Van Meegeren and the Fake Vermeers

    Amid the dark decades of the 1930s and 40s in Holland, a little acclaimed & self obsessed artist named Han Van Meegeren decided to take revenge on the art world that had scorned him – by creating an forgery of the work of beloved Dutch Old Master, Johannes Vermeer. He succeed beyond his wildest imagination, but how did his frankly ugly artworks, distinctly un-Vermeer to today’s eye, become such a smash hit? And how did Van Meegeren get eventually taken down but his connections to high ranking Nazis?

    Images discussed in this episode can be seen here on the blog: https://theartcrimecast.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/episode-2-van-meegerens-fake-vermeers/

    • 43 min
    EP 1 - The Gardner Heist

    EP 1 - The Gardner Heist

    In this, the first episode of The Art Crimecast, I explore the unsolved mystery of one of the largest art thefts ever committed, the 1990 robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.

    Find all the images of artworks/content discussed in this episode here on the blog - https://theartcrimecast.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/episode-1-the-gardner-heist/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

LeighGra ,

Fascinating

I so enjoyed the podcasts and love all the artwork info on Wordpress - please make more podcasts about art time! B

Jen_bot ,

On the way to being great

Really well researched and written! I found all the information to be really engaging. I think the only thing holding this shoe back is the production value.

Work on editing out false starts so sentences flow smoothly. Perform the script instead of just reading it. A more varied tone will keep listeners more engaged. Also cut out long silent pauses.

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