Art of the Heist
Season 1: Ep: 1 "The Big Sting"
Year:
2006
This series investigates high-profile art thefts of the 20th and 21st centuries, from daytime raids on national museums to priceless mosaics chipped from a church wall. The stories sound like the plot of a Hollywood movie, but these are real-life incidents of stolen art and forgeries. Each episode tells of a specific case, while detectives, art experts, criminals and victims help piece together these daring crimes.
Episodes
Ep 1
The Big Sting
Watch Until February 4, 1:00am
Ep 2
The World's Biggest Heist
Watch Until February 11, 1:00am
Ep 3
The Forger and the Conman
Watch Until February 18, 1:00am
Ep 4
The Search for the Scream
Watch January 25, 9:00pm
Ep 5
Chasing Cezanne
Watch February 1, 9:00pm
Ep 6
Den of Antiquities
Watch February 8, 9:00pm
The Big Sting
The story of two Renoirs and a Rembrandt that were stolen in an armed robbery, and the extraordinary sting organized by the FBI to find the works of art.
The World's Biggest Heist
Reveals how $500 million worth of art was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, and examines the Irish connection that might one day lead to its possible recovery.
The Forger and the Conman
Traces how an art forger and a conman were able to fool some of the best art experts in the world.
The Search for the Scream
Unravels the extraordinary story behind the theft of Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jan 25, 9:00pm
Thu Jan 26, 1:00am
Chasing Cezanne
Twists, turns, and double dealings lead to the recovery of one of the 20th century's greatest paintings.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Feb 1, 9:00pm
Thu Feb 2, 1:00am
Den of Antiquities
An American is lured to Europe and seduced into buying beautiful stolen mosaics by a string of dubious characters.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Feb 8, 9:00pm
Thu Feb 9, 1:00am