Virtual Talk: Deborah Pierce on Stolen Floral Art
Join us for a peek into the $8-billion world of stolen art. Deborah Pierce’s presentation will focus on floral paintings stolen over the past 80 years. Most of the paintings are by famous artists and are easily recognizable. The stories of the thefts and where the paintings are today provide a fascinating look into investigations of stolen art. Agencies such as the FBI Art Crime Team are on constant alert for clues that might lead to the recovery and return of artworks to their rightful owners.
After 27 years with the FBI, Pierce retired as deputy assistant director of its Criminal Investigative Division in 2006, where she oversaw the FBI Art Theft Team. She went on to establish the Pierce-Weber Partnership and serves on the Consortium for Women Leaders in Public Service.