May 18, 2024

Sneaky details about the most epic art heists ever

I have a soft spot for art heist movies. Any time I can find The Thomas Crown Affair, any of the Ocean’s films, To Catch a Thief, or even Entrapment, I’m compelled to watch. And why not? Art theft is a romanticized, real-life thing that happens, and costs collectors and museums millions in losses. It also looks kinda sexy.

While the movies make it look cool, in reality, art theft is a regular criminal enterprise, with most pieces never getting recovered, and criminals never getting caught. But it’s still incredibly fascinating.

These are some of the notorious thefts in history.

Let’s go get some art!

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