Turners, Thefts and Thieves

Tim Franks interviews Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, who orchestrated the return of two highly valuable J.M.W. Turner paintings after they were stolen while on loan to a German gallery. Sandy Nairne tells the full story of the eight-year, cloak-and-dagger pursuit of the Turners, as well as the issue of art theft and the portrayal of art thieves in film and literature, in his new book Art Theft.

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