Sword Fights, Artichokes, and the Missing Caravaggio!

Art Crime Podcast | Season 1, Episode 4

We pat ourselves on the backs for getting to Episode 4 before jumping into the wild life of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Baker attempts the podcast’s first Art History crash course (with mixed results) and can’t help himself from nerding out on comic book artist references related to the subjects of the episode. Mara explains the importance of iconography and tries to dissuade Baker from creating fake art news. You’ll be shocked to learn that the mafia might be involved with the Caravaggio heist. And we should probably apologize in advance for our attempts at West Side song references.

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Episode References

Caravaggio’s The Martyrdom of St. Matthew, 1599-1600
El Greco’s Laocoön
Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath, 1610
Caravaggio’s Medusa, 1597
Botticelli’s Young Man holding a Medallion
The Art of Alex Ross
The Art of Rob Liefeld

Randolph man arrested in connection with vandalism at Gardner Museum, according to police
A Single Mystery Collector Went on a Buying Spree at Sotheby’s $114 Million Old Masters Auction, With Botticelli Just the Beginning
Italy Reopens Investigation Into Missing Caravaggio Masterpiece

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