Author Interview: Michael Finkel on "The Art Thief"

ArtCurious Podcast

26-06-2023 • 36 minutos

Hello, listeners! I’ve got a special surprise for you this week. I absolutely loved this new book by author and journalist Michael Finkel, and I didn't want to wait any longer to share it with you. Finkel's latest book, The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession, is about the world's most prolific art thief-- and believe me, his story is stranger than fiction. If you’re anything like me, you love art-- and you also love a good and unbelievable true story about bad things happening to art, too. So you may have encountered the remarkable story of Stéphane Breitwieser, the world’s most prolific art thief, in Finkel’s 2019 article “The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Art Thief” (GQ). Breitwieser, along with his girlfriend who worked as his lookout, carried out more than two hundred heists over nearly eight years, stealing more than three hundred objects, until it all fell apart in spectacular fashion.  The book is out on June 27-- listen now for our in-depth conversation and preorder your copy now! Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts and FOLLOW on Spotify Instagram / Facebook / YouTube Buy The Art Thief here! SPONSORS: Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get over 40% off your starter pack with promo code ARTCURIOUS at! #lumepod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit