"Chasing Aphrodite is an epic story that, from the first page, grabs you by the lapels and won’t let go. Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino have penetrated the inner sanctum of one of the world’s most powerful museums, exposing how its caretakers – blinded by greed, arrogance and self-deception – eagerly tapped international networks of criminals in pursuit of the next great masterpiece. It is a breathtaking tale that I guarantee will keep you reading late into the night. - Kurt Eichenwald, author of CONSPIRACY OF FOOLS: A True Story
I am finding this book very interesting and enjoy reading it.
Or there's the two-faced curator who decries the "avarice" of museums that buy art of dubious origin while she purchases looted antiquities again and again.
The many twists and turns are filled with some pretty amazing revelations about the sterilized atmosphere of great museums.
A must read for anyone who thinks crimes are only "blue collar" actions. A look into the world of the cultured criminals.Published 1 hour ago by Byron F. Findley
Very interesting subject, but so much information it was hard to follow at times. I remember the headlines when all of this was in the papers, and now I know the details
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I wasn't aware of the Getty's scandal and this well done investigation and recount of the facts showed me well and clear what happened. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Inca
This reads almost like a spy movie. I loved it. I read it for a class.Published 3 days ago by S Goods
An important story of how many art museums, but particularly the Getty in Los Angeles, acquired (still acquire?) ancient art by immoral/amoral, if not frankly illegal, means. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Arnold Kahn
This book was excellent! It was recommended by a guest lecturer who headed the archaeology department at school and was almost cinematic. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Angela X
The background for this book is that in recent years, several leading American art museums have given up some of their finest pieces to the governments of Italy and Greece. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Loyd E. Eskildson
This is a real page turner that will keep you up past your bedtime. Whether you have an interest in archaeology, museums, history, art, or none of the above, this is a fast-paced,... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Brian V. Hunt