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Art theft and the case of the stolen Turners

Art theft and the case of the stolen Turners

Author: Sandy Nairne
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The theft of high-profile works of art is not new and recurs on a fairly regular basis. In 1994 two important paintings by J.M.W. Turner (then valued at £24 million) were stolen from a public gallery in Frankfurt while on loan from the Tate in London. Sandy Nairne, who was then Director of Programmes at the Tate, became centrally involved in the pursuit of the pictures and in the negotiation for their return. In Art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Named Person: J M W Turner; J M W Turner; J M W Turner; J M W Turner; J M W Turner; Joseph Mallord William Turner; J M W Turner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Nairne
ISBN: 9781780230207 1780230206 9781861898517 1861898517
OCLC Number: 800862006
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part One: 1. Loss --
2. Pursuit --
3. Recovery --
4. Return --
Part Two: 5. Ethics --
6. Value --
7. History --
8. Fiction --
9. Future
Responsibility: Sandy Nairne.


This text provides a description of the events surrounding the theft of two important paintings by J.M.W. Turner in 1994, and the subsequent pursuit, location and negotiation for their return.  Read more...


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'I was gripped by Sandy Nairne's matter-of-fact but hair-raising account of the efforts to reclaim the two Turners' - -- Phillip Hensher The Spectator 'In Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Read more...

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