Farmlab Public Salon | Art Fraud in L.A. with Detective Don
Farmlab Public Salon
Detective Don Hrycyk
Friday, August 21, 2009 @ Noon | FREE
Los Angeles is the second largest center for the visual arts in the U.S. This has attracted art thieves and conmen (and women) who have often targeted the cultural heritage of the city. LAPD's two-detective Art Theft Detail has investigated many of these crimes involving not only art but other types of cultural property including rare books, musical instruments, fossils, and Hollywood movie props. These crimes involve not only theft of art but also fakes, fraud and forgeries. Detective Don Hrycyk will discuss some of these cases and profile the type of art criminals who prey on artists, art dealers and collectors.