In recent years, documentaries, TV shows, and films about art crime, especially art theft and forgery, have been loved by the public.
Netflix has been releasing a variety of art crimes documentaries, such as This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist and Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art. Lupin, a French TV series about a gentlemen thief's machination to steal prized artifacts from The Louvre, was watched by 70 million households in its first 28 days of release.
Edge of the Crowd's new podcast, Crimes Against Art, will bring you deeper in to the wild, whacky (and often morally dubious) goings-on in the art world.
The podcast series will cover both recent and ongoing art crimes, as well as some famous historical art crimes including the theft of Leonardo da Vinci's immortal painting Mona Lisa (1503). It will deal with various crimes against art including forgery, heist, theft, artists committing crimes, tax evasion, money laundering, and desecration of cultural items.
Crimes Against Art is hosted by art aficionados and Edge of the Crowd writers Michelle Guo and Isobel Lake. The little-known but interesting stories they introduce will fill your commute time or your break time with joy. If your recent Netflix viewing record is full of true crime docos, and you love art, this podcast will be the best solution to get rid of your boredom.
Season One has a total of 10 episodes and will be released through Spotify and Apple Podcasts every Thursday at 10am. Episode One will be released on October 20, 2022.
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