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Females in the Frame

Women, Art, and Crime

Authors: Jackson, Penelope

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  • Marks the first book to examine women art criminals
  • Explores how art crimes committed by women differ in motivation, scale, and results when compared with men
  • Catalogues art crimes under familiar tropes such as vandals and thieves, but also as mothers and professionals
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About this book

This book explores the untold history of women, art, and crime. It has long been widely accepted that women have not played an active role in the art crime world, or if they have, it has been the part of the victim or peacemaker. Women, Art, and Crime overturns this understanding, as it investigates the female criminals who have destroyed, vandalised, stolen, and forged art, as well as those who have conned clients and committed white-collar crimes in their professional occupations in museums, libraries, and galleries. Whether prompted by a desire for revenge, for money, the instinct to protect a loved one, or simply as an act of quality control, this book delves into the various motivations and circumstances of women art criminals from a wide range of countries, including the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Romania, Germany, and France. Through a consideration of how we have come to perceive art crime and the gendered language associated with its documentation, this pioneering study questions why women have been left out of the discourse to date and how, by looking specifically at women, we can gain a more complete picture of art crime history. 

About the authors

Penelope Jackson is an art historian and curator based in New Zealand.  A former gallery director, Jackson is a founding trustee of the New Zealand Art Crime Research Trust. She is the author of Art Thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters: The New Zealand Story (2016) and has contributed to the Journal of Art Crime and Art Crime and its Prevention (2016). Jackson has curated major exhibitions, including: award-winning Corrugations: The Art of Jeff Thomson (2013), The Lynley Dodd Story (2015), An Empty Frame: Crimes of Art in New Zealand (2016) and Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait (2018).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Writing Alternative Art Histories

    Pages 1-9

    Jackson, Penelope

  • Lady Destroyers

    Pages 11-37

    Jackson, Penelope

  • The Mothers of All Art Crimes

    Pages 39-55

    Jackson, Penelope

  • She Vandals

    Pages 57-99

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  • The Art of The Con[wo]man

    Pages 101-125

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Buy this book

eBook £13.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20766-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £17.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20765-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Females in the Frame
Book Subtitle
Women, Art, and Crime
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20766-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20766-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-20765-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 223
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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