Art of the Heist

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Art of the Heist

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Art of the Heist is a documentary series on Ovation TV that takes the viewers on a reenacted inside journey behind some of history’s greatest art crimes and the crimes that weren’t so successful. Historically and even into present day, classic art pieces carry a soaring price tag that make them a prime candidate for theft. Some art heists are more elaborate than others with a multifaceted network of thieves with strong ties to the underground criminal world. Various episodes include; ‘Art For Arms’, which recreates a heist at the National Art Gallery in Buenos Aires; ‘Miami Sting’, where two Rubens paintings were stolen by unknowledgeable thieves that were brought down by an elaborate sting; ‘The Thieving of Don Juan’ where a gold piece that hails from the Renaissance era was stolen from Vienna’s Museum of Art History and the thief later became a pin-up for the women in Austria and ‘Smuggling the Pharoah’ follows the heist of the head of Amenhotep lll from an Egyptian tomb that was painted up to look like an everyday souvenir, when Scotland Yard’s Art squad tracked the head to a small village in Devon the not only found the Pharaoh’s head but a goldmine of other priceless artifacts.moreless

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AIRED ON 5/28/2007

Season 1 : Episode 8

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    Arts, Documentary

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    Art & Artists, Miscellaneous, Crime & Conspiracy