Anthony Amore is a security expert, investigator, and best-selling author.
Anthony Amore is an expert in security matters, especially those related to art and homeland security. Presently, he is Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990.
In 2011, he co-authored the Wall Street Journal true-crime bestseller Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists. His second book, The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World was published in 2015 and was a New York Times Crime Bestseller.
In addition, he provides analysis on issues related to security and terrorism for a number local and national news outlets, including the BBC, NBC, NPR, CNN, FOX, and others.
While with the Department of Homeland Security/TSA, he was nominated by his superiors for a Service to America Medal in 2002 and 2003.
Anthonywas instrumental in the reorganization and regionalization of national homeland security efforts post-September 11th and was the FAA's lead agent responding to the attempted terrorist attack by Richard Reid, the so-called “Shoe Bomber” in December 2001.
He also publishes a blog on art theft and art security matters at LostArtProject.com
The WOMAN WHO STOLE VERMEER: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist (Pegaus)
Rose Dugdale is a true outlier in the annals of major heists. In 1974, she pulled off the largest art theft of her time when she stole 19 works from the Russborough House in Ireland. Among the works was a priceless Vermeer. The theft made her the only woman to mastermind and execute a the heist of a masterpiece. This is her true story, and within I argue that this was neither her first art heist nor the only Vermeer she ever stole!
The Wall Street Journal True Crime Best Seller
“The authors smash myth after myth, many of them the result of unrealistic movies of the James Bond variety ... An interesting mish-mash of everything related to the thievery of valuable art.” ―Kirkus Reviews
"Combining impressive shoe-leather reporting skills with solid art-world knowledge, this fascinating book debunks many myths about museum heists while providing vivid profiles of the criminals and their motives" -- Associated Press
The New York Times Crime Best Seller
“An engrossing read about brazen, artful scams.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Amore is privy to more information on the subject of forgeries than the average art collector or dealer, and he shares a number of those stories in this engrossing account... a bracing and highly informative assessment of a very real problem, sure to resonate with art fans and curators alike.” ―Publisher's Weekly
Stolen Beauty is the first adult coloring book with a mission: to inform the public about the problem of art theft while raising awareness of what the world's great stolen art looks like. This awareness is key to combating a multi-billion-dollar illicit industry. Stolen Beauty features some of the world's most important missing paintings. From Raphael to Van Gogh to Vermeer, paintings valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars remain missing throughout the world, and few people are aware of the scope of the problem. This coloring book combines the artistic skills of acclaimed artist and graphic novelist Karl Stevens with the art crime expertise of bestselling author and renowned art theft investigator Anthony M. Amore.
Artists are invited to color line-drawn interpretations of 30 masterpieces seized or destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. Combining the artistic skills of acclaimed artist and graphic novelist Karl Stevens with the art crime expertise of best-selling author Anthony M. Amore, the collection includes short stories about the lives of the artists, the people who owned the paintings, and how and where each piece disappeared. Read about and interact with unforgettable works of art by luminaries such as Paul Klee, Claude Monet, and Franz Marc, considered the father of German Impressionism. In the years since the war ended, dedicated professionals have spent innumerable hours trying to locate and return the art to its rightful owners. The authors believe that by bringing the paintings' stories to light, they can make a small contribution toward reminding the world of the problem of looting and the spoils of war.