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Crime and the Art Market

$95.00 NZD

What are the reasons 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?


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.



  • By Riah Pryor 
  • Brings the author's direct experience from both fields to present an accessible, informative and realistic overview of these crimes in today’s society
  • 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. 
  • Hardcover book


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.


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