Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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Art Beat
“A personal journey from beat officer to specialist art crime detective”

Malcolm Kenwood
Wednesday 11 October 2017

An autobiographical journey from rural beat officer in the late 1970’s culminating as a specialist art and antiques detective. Full of interesting tales of the criminal art underworld, their origins, methods and corrupt dealers in the trade. Including Bill, a handler of stolen antiques, a likeable rogue who provided invaluable information on other villains. We considered him to be a success story, as he turned his back on the antiques trade to become a professional chef. Nearly two decades later he was revealed as a prolific art forger. He was convicted along with his kitchen staff! An entertaining, informative and revealing 60 minutes.