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August 5th, 2011

Art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. Last May, five paintings worth over $125 million were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art. They have not been recovered. Still unsolved in the $500 million robbery of Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Who steals art, why and how do they get rid of it? All are part of the story told by Anthony Amore and Tom Mashberg in their book Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists.b> My conversation with Anthony Amore and Tom Mashberg: