Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime

Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime

by Penelope Jackson

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This book explores the untold history of women, art, and crime. It has long been widely accepted that women have not played an active role in the art crime world, or if they have, it has been the part of the victim or peacemaker. Women, Art, and Crime overturns this understanding, as it investigates the female criminals who have destroyed, vandalised, stolen, and forged art, as well as those who have conned clients and committed white-collar crimes in their professional occupations in museums, libraries, and galleries. Whether prompted by a desire for revenge, for money, the instinct to protect a loved one, or simply as an act of quality control, this book delves into the various motivations and circumstances of women art criminals from a wide range of countries, including the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Romania, Germany, and France. Through a consideration of how we have come to perceive art crime and the gendered language associated with its documentation, this pioneering study questions why women have been left out of the discourse to date and how, by looking specifically at women, we can gain a more complete picture of art crime history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030207656
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/29/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 223
Sales rank: 1,169,530
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Penelope Jackson is an art historian and curator based in New Zealand. A former gallery director, Jackson is a founding trustee of the New Zealand Art Crime Research Trust. She is the author of Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: The New Zealand Story (2016) and has contributed to the Journal of Art Crime and Art Crime and its Prevention (2016). Jackson has curated major exhibitions, including: award-winning Corrugations: The Art of Jeff Thomson (2013), The Lynley Dodd Story (2015), An Empty Frame: Crimes of Art in New Zealand (2016) and Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait (2018).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Writing Alternative Art Histories.- 2. Lady Destroyers.- 3. The Mothers of All Art Crimes.- 4. She Vandals.- 5. The Art of the Con[wo]man.- 6. The Light Fingered.- 7. Naming Rights.- 8. The Professionals.- 9. Afterword: Making a Noise About the Silence.

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