The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings

Aug 25, 2023 | Art, Crime, Videos

The dark world of art theft is no stranger to us, with reports of around 47,000 works of art stolen each year. However, it seems the more valuable paintings are often the ones that suffer from heists and thefts – and even when they are high-profile cases, there is very little chance of them ever being recovered.

In this BBC documentary, Alastair Sooke looks into the mysteries surrounding such crime. He delves into the shady background of art theft to uncover what has gone wrong in these particular cases – and why they have been so difficult to solve. The documentary takes an in-depth look at some of the most infamous unsolved art thefts to date, as well as revealing how security for priceless works of art can be improved.

This is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in art or just curious about how such a dark world operates. From exploring the stories behind some of the greatest losses in history to understanding what happens once a painting disappears – this film will give you all the answers you’ve been looking for. So if you’re ready to explore the mysteries and secrets behind the scenes, tune into BBC’s Documentary on Art Theft featuring Alastair Sooke.

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