Art Sleuthing, Shady Lawyers and Encounters with the Underworld

Sandy Nairne's Art Theft is a first-hand account of the theft, pursuit and recovery of two J.M.W. Turners stolen from Tate Britain.


'Nairne's book – a tell-all in the mold of Thomas Hoving's "Making the Mummies Dance" – is causing controversy because of what it reveals about the Tate's handling of the crisis. Operating in a gray area between the unethical and the illegal, the museum managed to come out of the affair millions of pounds richer, with both paintings intact.'

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