Saturday, March 14, 2009

NPR: Secrets Behind the Gardner Heist

I'm listening to Radio Boston on NPR and the discussion is the Gardner Heist, considered the largest art theft in history. Here's some background on it but the cliffnotes version of this theft was that 13 pieces of art, including paintings by Rembrandt and Manet, were stolen on March 18, 1990 in Boston. With the St. Patricks holiday mayhem, there couldn't have been a better opportunity. For those unaware of this theft, the art was valued at $550 million.

* Listen to the archived show

* Read Book: Ulrich Boser has a book coming out about it called The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft.

* Read Upcoming News: And this Sunday, the Boston Herald will be launching a special report to help find this art. This includes a $5 million reward.

* Watch: There's a documentary called "Stolen" that I'll have up for viewing later today.

Have Something I Should Watch? Let me know!


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