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Art detective reveals how terrorists, mafia profit from ‘blood antiquities’, claims ‘one third of art market is fake’

Art detective reveals how terrorists, mafia profit from ‘blood antiquities’, claims ‘one third of art market is fake’

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As the ‘Indiana Jones of Lost Art’, Arthur Brand often finds himself at the crossroads of the illicit art trade and a shadowy criminal underground. The art detective joined RT’s SophieCo to reveal the secrets of his trade. From the posh galleries of the European art scene to the farthest reaches of the Afghan Hindu Kush, Brand is on the hunt for stolen treasures. His work can sound much like a spy thriller, a world of clandestine meetings and forged documents. Working with criminals, of course, has its risks. “Sometimes you get threats,” he said, “I have to be cautious.”
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