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Stolen Beauty: A Coloring Book of Lost Art

Stolen Beauty: A Coloring Book of Lost Art

Anthony M. Amore & Karl Stevens

Available October 2017

$14.99

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Stolen Beauty is the first adult coloring book with a mission: to inform the public about the problem of art theft while raising awareness of what the world’s great stolen art looks like. This awareness is key to combating a multi-billion-dollar illicit industry. Stolen Beauty features some of the world’s most important missing paintings. From Raphael to Van Gogh to Vermeer, paintings valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars remain missing throughout the world, and few people are aware of the scope of the problem. This coloring book combines the artistic skills of acclaimed artist and graphic novelist Karl Stevens with the art crime expertise of bestselling author and renowned art theft investigator Anthony M. Amore.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 30 b/w images | 66 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352850 | Binding: soft cover

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Author Anthony Amore is an internationally recognized expert in art theft and security. He is director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is charged with ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990. He is the author of two bestsellers, Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists, and The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fake, Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World. Illustrator Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter. He has authored four books: Guilty, Whatever, The Lodger, and Failure. His comic strips appeared in The Boston Phoenix between 2005 and 2012. Stevens’s work appears in select art galleries. Awards include Xeric Award Winner, 2004, and AAN Best Cartoon Award, 2010.

“While it’s one thing to read about a stolen painting called The Concert, it’s quite another to break out your own colored pencils and recreate the power and detail of Vermeer’s masterpiece with your own hands.” –Lynda Albertson, CEO, Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)