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  • Sat

    "To Catch an Art Thief" - author Vivian T-N Ho

    10:00 amHouston Public Library, 2510 Willowick Rd 77027 (Map)
    Program events

     Visual Arts Alliance presents book signing and discussion of To Catch an Art Thief by author Vivian T-N Ho on Saturday, July 11

    Discussion of the shady world of art thieves where masterpieces are currency

    For its monthly program, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) presents a fascinating look into the art world’s dark underbelly, courtesy of Vivian T-N Ho, author of To Catch an Art Thief. The discussion will be held on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Houston Public Library, Looscan Branch, 2510 Willowick Road, 77027.   


    The years surrounding 1985 were boom times for art thieves and Ms. Ho offers a unique view into this shady world of crooks, fences, and unscrupulous art dealers where masterpieces are the currency of choice. Writing as Vivian T-N Ho, artist and criminal justice scholar Dr. Truc-Nhu Ho reconstructs this dark period in art history, exploring the strategies and tactics used by art thieves, from simple shoplifting to elaborate burglary schemes. At the lecture she will also delve into the response of law enforcement to art-related crimes, recounting and reconstructing cases from the New York City Police Department.


    There will be a book signing and Dr. Ho has offered to donate 15% of the sales to VAA.


    Julia Koutroulis, Chairman, Publicity & Community Relations