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Thick as Thieves

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Italian master Carravagio lived a hardboiled life of crime. To wrap Season 2, Thick as Thieves dives into his activities of gambling, theft, and even murder!
We delve into 1997 story of a stolen Gustav Klimt painting that stumped the world. It's a page-turner, a cliffhanger, and a nail-biter all in one.
Discussing the tumultuous, and eventually fatal, relationship between artists Ana Mendieta and Carl Andre.
This week, we delve into a recent crime in Berlin where, Rebeccah Blum, a distinguished American curator was found stabbed to death by her boyfriend a renowned British photographer.
Discussing the bizarre desire to set your art on fire. Scott Campbell, the celebrity tattooist turned artworld star committed an art crime against himself.
If a painting exists as a cultural provocation and receives a cultural provocation, is the provocateur guilty? Barnett Newman found out first hand.
Have you ever been so overwhelmed when viewing an artwork that you felt compelled to kiss it? Here's multiple instances where that compulsion is exactly the case.
A 51-year old Czech artist smashed a framed painting over Marina Abramović's head as an art performance. Why?
Season 2 of Thick as Thieves shines a light on Art Destruction and Vandalism, starting with the most vandalizable piece around; Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain."
A soggy theft at The Loovre (yes, Loovre) results in three extremely valuable paintings being stolen. Was it a prank or a rebellious act? Find out.
Two paintings within Edvard Munch's The Scream series were stolen from two different Norwegian museums by separate gangs of thieves.
In a box marked "Miscellaneous High School Artwork" was a Chagall painting stolen thirty years prior. Who stole it and how was the FBI able to recover it?
Stéphane Breitwieser stole at least 250 artworks from hundreds of art museums in Europe. Why?
Picasso's 'Potrait of Suzanne Bloch' is, arguably, one of his worst works but that didn't stop masked men from lifting the work from the São Paulo Museum of Art in 2007.
Did a 61-year-old retired truck driver really steal Francisco de Goya’s Duke of Ellington? To benefit elderly people to gain access to public TV?
Willem de Kooning's Woman-Ochre went missing in 1985 and stayed missing until 2017 when it unceremoniously appeared at an estate sale for two teachers, Rita and Jerry Alter. Had the mild-mannered couple stolen it?
Veronica and Sara discuss Salvador Mundi, the missing Leonardo da Vinci painting, and how it unravels into a series of stolen paintings.
Sara and Veronica discuss famed French burglar Vjeran Tomic and his single-handed heist of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
On this inaugural episode, Sara and Veronica discuss the 1985 Mexico City Heist of the National Museum of Anthropology.
Coming Soon: Thick as Thieves, a podcast where hosts Sara Estes and Veronica Kavass discuss heists, forgeries and all sorts of art crimes. Follow Thick as Thieves on Instagram. Music by Patrick Damphier. Show artwork by Saskia Keultjes.
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