Empty Frames

Empty Frames

In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community.

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February 7, 2020 56 min

In this episode Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna are joined by artist Bill Stoneham, painter of The Hands Resist Him, a painting known as "haunted". We talk to Bill about his art, life, and this incredible painting.

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In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 6 of season 2 Tim & Lance again talk to the Muddy River Fact Checker. He helped us out on season one with keeping the Gardner heist facts straight. And now he's back to help us break down some Gardner heist minutia.

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August 6, 2019 71 min

In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 5 of season 2 Tim & Lance again talk to Turbo Paul Hendry. He's a former "knocker" who went on to be a firewall between people who possess stolen artwork and their owners. We talk about the stolen Madonna of the Yarnwinde...

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July 23, 2019 70 min

In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 4 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to Turbo Paul Hendry. He's a former "knocker" who went on to be a firewall between people who possess stolen artwork and their owners. We talk about the idea of a Dr. No character who might ...

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July 9, 2019 62 min
In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 3 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to Aja Romano, internet culture reporter for Vox. Aja wrote a great article on Banksy's stunt at Sotheby's in London in October of 2018. Check Aja Romano's articles at https://www.vox.com/au...
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June 25, 2019 63 min
In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 2 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger. The Art Forger is a novel based on an art forger who is commissioned to recreate one of the Gardner Museum's stolen pieces. Check out The Art Forger and ot...
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June 11, 2019 70 min
In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. In episode 1 of season 2 Tim & Lance talk to Buck Burns and David Van Auker - owners of Manzanita Ridge Furniture & Antiques of Silver City, New Mexico about the stolen de Kooning painting they randomly became owners of. This episode is cal...
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January 9, 2019 3 min

Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna are back to tell you what's going in Empty Frames season 2.

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July 14, 2018 28 min

In episode twelve Tim & Lance have a draft to converse over their thoughts on who pulled off the heist, current art location, darkhorse ally, and more. 

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The fram...

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June 27, 2018 77 min

In episode eleven Tim & Lance talk to former swindler Turbo Paul Hendry about his thoughts on the Gardner heist, and how the artwork can be recovered. Visit Turbo's blog: http://arthostage.blogspot.com/ In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of th...

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June 14, 2018 41 min

In episode ten Tim & Lance talk to Brendan Ciecko (Founder & CEO of Cuseum) about his exciting new project Hacking the Heist. But before that, the guys play an additional clip from their interview with Marj Galas of the episode Security Breach where she shares her opinion on Richard Abath. 

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist o...

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May 30, 2018 58 min

In episode nine Tim & Lance talk to the real life Indiana Jones, Arthur Brand, about his work and theories in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The fr...

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April 17, 2018 62 min

In episode eight Tim & Lance talk to former Gardner Museum gallery guard Marjorie Galas. Marj talks about her experiences working at the museum, and she has a few eye opening surprises for the hosts.  

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirtee...

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April 10, 2018 48 min

In episode seven Tim & Lance talk to former Gardner Museum night watchman Geoffrey Rockwell. Geoff talks about his experiences working at the museum. In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames...

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April 3, 2018 25 min

In episode six Tim & Lance travel to Washington D. C. to talk to best selling author Ulrich Boser about his research and his fantastic book, The Gardner Heist. They talk about journalist Tom Mashberg's odd adventure to a storage warehouse in Brooklyn with antique's dealer William Youngworth, and try to zero in on the inside source.   

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March 27, 2018 49 min

In episode five Tim & Lance talk to writer Lyz Lenz who wrote a great article about the scandalous legacy of Isabella Stewart Gardner.

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty to...

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March 20, 2018 44 min

In episode four Tim & Lance talk to author Ulrich Boser about his thoughts on an inside angle. And the idea that Bobby Donati stole the eagle finial as a calling card.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. 

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March 13, 2018 41 min

In episode three Tim & Lance talk to author Jenny Siler about writing The Art of the Heist with her co-author (and criminal) Myles Connor. We talk about Myles's life and his possible relation and knowledge of the Gardner heist.  

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Mas...

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March 6, 2018 41 min

In episode two Tim & Lance talk to best selling author Ulrich Boser about his book The Gardner Heist and his thoughts on the people involved.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain ...

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February 27, 2018 32 min

In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return.  

In episode one Tim & Lance set the scene, talk over some of the theories, and speak to the mysterious Mr....

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