Michael Finkel

The Art Thief


Stéphane Breitwieser is one of the most prolific art thieves of all time, evading detection through a string of more than 200 different heists by never selling what he stole. His drive to steal lay solely in his love for the art, which he stored away in a private gallery of wonders. Based on extensive interviews with Breitwieser himself, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Michael Finkel paints an intimate portrait of the thief, his methods and his motivations.