A task force is attempting damage control as the museum continues to face dire consequences for displaying a group of fake Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings.
FBI Raids Florida Museum and Seizes 25 Disputed Basquiats
The authenticity of the works, whose owners say Basquiat sold to Hollywood screenwriter Thaddeus Mumford in 1982, has been heavily scrutinized.
How Does the FBI Art Crime Team Operate?
“[The art market] provides an opportunity for people to move money in a way that they can’t with other commodities,” says FBI Special Agent Chris McKeogh.
How a Tweet Led to the FBI’s Return of a Looted Nepalese Sculpture
The looted status of the stele has been well documented since the 1980s, but it wasn’t until this year that the FBI and Dallas Museum of Art collaborated to return the religious artifact.
Bringing the FBI’s War on Martin Luther King Jr. to Light
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks to Hyperallergic about his documentary MLK/FBI, how history repeats, and how authorities treat left- and right-wing protests differently.
From MLK to Whistleblowers, the FBI’s Trouble with Dissidents
The films MLK/FBI and Enemies of the State offer contrasting looks at government oppression.
The Disconcerting Implications of Drone Photography
Using drone technology to photograph protests may be enticing at first, but such aerial images are also used for surveillance by law enforcement.
A Sordid Story of FBI Oppression Told Through Spray Paint, Glitter, and Toys
This exhibition demonstrates Sadie Barnette’s genuine belief in the possibility of taking one’s time to look through one’s past, diligently, to find a political orientation that does not resent this past, or skip over it, but goes through it.
Did an Ursula von Rydingsvard Sculpture Really Make 17 FBI Agents Sick?
A towering cedar sculpture by the world-renowned artist is being blamed for the hospitalization of over a dozen employees at the FBI’s Miami field office.
FBI Warns of ISIS-Looted Artifacts Hitting the US Market
Antiquities looted by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria are entering the art market, prompting the FBI to release a flyer soliciting dealers’ and collectors’ help in halting illegal trade.
FBI Offers Reward for Two Stolen N.C. Wyeth Paintings
Seen any sentimental oil paintings of medieval knights hanging around lately?
Sleek New Short by the FBI Warns of Chinese Espionage
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has inspired countless hours of television and cinema, from X-Files to Silence of the Lambs.