Boston’s other unsolved crime

March 23rd, 2015
theft.jpgArt theft is always a funny thing.  The public is usually fascinated by the story, but can seldom feel the kind of empathy with the theft, they feel if their neighbors car were broken into.

Art theft, at the highest level is a very special an almost elite kind of crime.  Like reading the pages of Rob Report, it fascinates, but never engages. 

Perhaps that's why so many art thefts are never solved. Including the recent grandaddy of them all, the the theft of priceless painting from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, 25 years ago. Award winning Boston Globe journalist Stephen Kurkjian takes us inside  Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the Worlds Greatest Art Heist.

My conversation with Stephen Kurkjian: