An artist who can buy back his own stolen paintings for ransom. A theft from an archive that remains undiscovered for years. A thief who wants to expose lack of security. A brutal robbery on an old lady in which seven masterpieces are captured. A silver sugar bowl that reappears 35 years after the theft. These and many other art and antique objects that were once stolen form the core of the exhibition Art Theft.
2018 Production, direction, camera, edit
The victims receive special attention and their own voice at this exhibition in a video presentation. Like the artist Henk Helmantel who lost 37 paintings during a burglary and could buy them back for ransom. The exhibition shows his painting Arjan’s first booties, the painting with the booties of his oldest son that the blackmailers left behind in a parking lot in Apeldoorn. The son of sculptor Jits Bakker, the most life-stolen artist in the Netherlands, talks about the great suffering his father has suffered.