This is the latest book by Ed Dolnick, a terrific author we interviewed for our film. We talked to him about one of his previous books about art theft -- The Rescue Artist about Charley Hill, the Scotland Yard detective who recovered Munch's The Scream. Ed's books are available on Amazon. And remember, if you shop Amazon through our website http://www.monalisamissing.com/The_Missing_Piece/THE_STORE.html 4% of the purchase price goes toward funding our film!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Vincenzo Peruggia kept the Mona Lisa in the bottom of a wooden trunk he built. Because it had a false bottom he was able to bring the painting to Florence unnoticed by custom officials. Last Sunday, my son Justin and I built a replica of the trunk. The full scene will be in the film but here's a time lapse of the construction. The trunk is a lot bigger than I thought.