This book brings together the author's direct experience as a criminal researcher and an art-market journalist to present an accessible, informative and realistic overview of art crime in today's society.
Interest in art crime is at an all-time high. Academia is committing greater resources to it, lawyers are increasingly specialising in the field, and the public is enthralled. Belief that the art market's opaque and unregulated practices are indirectly to blame for these crimes, is also gaining ground. But what are the reason: for criminal activity in the art market? Is the art market any more welcoming to criminals than other sectors? And is law enforcement failing to keep up? Crime and the Art Market brings together the author's direct experience from both fields to present a accessible, informative and realistic overview of these crimes in today's society. The book re-examines high-profile criminal cases, while highlighting others which failed to hit headlines but marked significant moments in the legal treatment of art crime. Through interviews, new data and exclusive insight into cases, the book demonstrates the impact of criminal activity on the market and broader society, while exploring claims that changes in the market's behaviour are needed.
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Riah Pryor is an investigative journalist specialising in the relationship between art and law, and is Head of Development and Operations at Focal Point Gallery. She previously worked at The Art Newspaper as Art Market Assistant Editor, and was a researcher at New Scotland Yard's Art and Antiques Unit.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction: Calls for Change; Part One: The Villains: Chapter 1: New Opportunities for Old Tactics; Chapter 2: A Crime of Consequence; Chapter 3: When is a Problem a Problem?; Part Two: The Heroes: Chapter 4: The Solution Sector; Chapter 5: The Legal Landscape; Chapter 6: The Next Step?; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Crime and the Art Market by Riah Pryor
Used - Like New
Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.