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Meridith Savona photographed at FBI headquarters in New York City on February 26, 2016. KATHERINE MCMAHON

Anything Can Break Bad: An FBI Special Agent Has Learned the Difference Between the Art World and the Mafia

With a gun in her holster and her mind in art history, FBI Special Agent Meridith Savona has been investigating art crimes for the FBI’s New York office major-crimes unit since 2010. She has seen her fair share of fraudsters … Read More


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Also recovered, Turner’s Light and Color. Both works were on loan to the Schirn Kunsthalle.

When Is a Reward Not a Reward?

Experts disagree over whether paying for information leading to the recovery of stolen art might actually encourage more thefts Read More


Investigations
After The Scream was stolen from the Munch Museum, this reproduction appeared at the Guggenheim—as part of a 2006 campaign launching dark chocolate M&M’s. A reward of 2 million M&M’s was offered for the picture’s recovery.

‘The Scream,’ the Thief, and the 2 Million M&M’s

Stolen masterpieces are priceless and worthless at the same time—they’re too hot to sell, and have limited use as collateral. But one criminal tried to use them to sweeten his sentence. Read More