14 Jul 2018

Arthur Tompkins - Marc Chagall's Othello and Desdemona

From Saturday Morning, 11:40 am on 14 July 2018

Arthur Tompkins is a trustee of the NZ Art Crime Research Trust and a District Court Judge in Wellington. In 2016 he edited Art Crime and Its Prevention (Lund Humphries, London), and the same publisher has just released his new illustrated book, Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War. Today he talks to Noelle about the easy stealing, but difficult onselling, of the 1911 work by French/Russian modernist artist Marc Chagall, Orthello and Desdemona.