Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives through the Secret World of Stolen Art
“Hot Art” reveals the unknown aspects of art theft. It is the product of Joshua Knelman’s extensive research and travels which took four years. During this time, the author travelled the world, chasing mysterious world of international art theft from Cairo to New York, London, Montreal and Los Angeles. In the meantime, he befriends Paul, a master art thief and gets caught up in the world of Donald Hrycyk, a detective working on finding stolen art. Through chapters focusing on Paul and an international network of detectives, the book sheds light on the dramatic rise of international art theft. Hence, Joshua Knelman’s investigation brings together thrilling elements of art thiefs, detectives, FBI agents and lawyers, and a global battle against the international art theft which is regarded to be one of the largest black markets in the world.