Art of the Heist

Art of the Heist

  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons

This fascinating series chronicles some of the most daring and brazen art thefts in history. While not all the interesting stories make the front page of the news, some of the massive price tags on one of a kind items that have gone missing from museum shelves and walls will surprise even the most skeptical of viewers. Using top quality reenactments to portray the different techniques the master thieves used to gain access to the secure locations. The drive and ambition of the people behind the crimes sometimes proves too big for their own good, because some great errors are showcased as well.

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The Thieving Don Juan
8. The Thieving Don Juan
October 17, 2011
A Renaissance sculpture is taken from an Austrian Museum by a master thief.
The Disappeared
7. The Disappeared
October 17, 2011
Re-creating a crime in which artwork stolen from a Buenos Aires museum was traded for illegal arms.
The Trail of Moche Gold
6. The Trail of Moche Gold
October 17, 2011
The looting of a gold headdress from an ancient tomb in northern Peru is recounted.
The Russian Conspiracy
5. The Russian Conspiracy
October 17, 2011
The discovery of approximately 200 missing items totaling more than $5 million from the Hermitage Museum in Russia is featured.
Man who stole Monalisa
4. Man who stole Monalisa
October 17, 2011
The theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911 is documented.
Miami Sting
3. Miami Sting
October 17, 2011
The theft of two Peter Paul Rubens paintings and eventual recovery is documented.
The Pharoes Head
2. The Pharoes Head
October 17, 2011
Egyptian artifacts were stolen from the British Museum. Included: panels from a tomb in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground.
The Lady in Gold
1. The Lady in Gold
October 17, 2011
Chronicling the theft of Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" and the ensuing legal battles to return the work to its owner.
Description

This fascinating series chronicles some of the most daring and brazen art thefts in history. While not all the interesting stories make the front page of the news, some of the massive price tags on one of a kind items that have gone missing from museum shelves and walls will surprise even the most skeptical of viewers. Using top quality reenactments to portray the different techniques the master thieves used to gain access to the secure locations. The drive and ambition of the people behind the crimes sometimes proves too big for their own good, because some great errors are showcased as well.Art of the Heist is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on May 22, 2007.

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  • Premiere Date
    May 22, 2007