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Art of the Heist
Season 2
Back for a second season, this series reveals the secrets behind high-profile art thefts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each episode takes an in-depth look at a specific heist, from the Mona Lisa to precious Egyptian artifacts. Travel around the world to discover how these works of art were stolen or forged. The series investigates how the thefts were orchestrated, while also examining the masterpieces that are so coveted by the criminal world.
Episodes
Ep 1
The Lady in Gold
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Ep 2
The Pharaoh's Head
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Ep 3
Miami Sting
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Ep 4
The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa
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Ep 5
The Russian Conspiracy
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Ep 6
On the Trail of Moche Gold
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Ep 7
The Disappeared
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Ep 8
The Thieving Don Juan
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The Lady in Gold
A portrait that was confiscated by the Nazis in 1938 goes on to fetch a world record price at auction.
The Pharaoh's Head
The head of Scotland Yard's art squad is called to the British Museum to investigate stolen Egyptian artifacts.
Miami Sting
A genuine Rubens painting is stolen from a Spanish museum, only to later turn up in Miami.
The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa
In 1911, a man walked into the Louvre and casually removed the world's most famous painting.
The Russian Conspiracy
More than two hundred items with an estimated value of $5 million were discovered missing during a routine inventory check at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
On the Trail of Moche Gold
An ancient Peruvian headdress stolen over 20 years ago is recovered by New Scotland Yard.
The Disappeared
Takes us from Buenos Aires to Taiwan and then to London in search of a collection that includes some of the greats from the Impressionist movement: Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, and Matisse.
The Thieving Don Juan
One of the most important gold Renaissance sculptures is stolen from an Austrian Museum by a suave master thief.