Empty Frames

Empty Frames

By Crawlspace Media
Welcome to Empty Frames: an art crime experience.

Season 1 is about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: 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.

Season two takes a deeper look at all angles of art crime.

Find season one on Stitcher Premium.

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Gardner Heist Minutia
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. Our topics include the crime scene photos of Rick Abath, and the surveillance video that was shot the night before the heist. Crime scene photo: https://www.wbur.org/lastseen/2018/09/24/inside-job Night Before Heist video: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/historic-footage-connected-to-gardner-museum-burglary-released-public-assistance-sought. In season 1 of 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. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach
1:02:31
August 20, 2019
Stolen da Vinci
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 Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting was stolen in 2003 from Drumlanrig Castle by two thieves posing as tourists, who said "Don't worry love, we're the police. This is just practice" to two tourists from New Zealand as they exited through a window. Check out Turbo's blogs: http://arthostage.blogspot.com/, http://stolenvermeer.blogspot.com/. In season 1 of 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. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach
1:10:05
August 6, 2019
Dr. No w/ Tubo Paul
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 possess famous stolen artworks. Do Dr. No's exist? Turbo has a few real life Dr. No examples for us. And what exactly is a Dr. Yes? Listen to find out. Check out Turbo's blogs: http://stolenvermeer.blogspot.com/, http://arthostage.blogspot.com/.   In season 1 of 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. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach 
1:08:53
July 23, 2019
Introducing Incel
Introducing Incel - the new investigative series from Crawlspace Media and Naama Kates.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/incel/id1469915971Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=431958&refid=stprSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0MNbSRtiRTJBQftfPWnPqwInvestigative journalist Naama Kates dives deep inside the incel community. Incel is shorthand for involuntary celibate. Follow Naama's journey.Contact Naama: theincelproject@gmail.comhttps://twitter.com/incelprojecthttps://twitter.com/naamakatesCheck out these great shows from Crawlspace Media:Missing Maura Murray: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447Crawlspace: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace-true-crime-mysteries/id1187326340Empty Frames: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/empty-frames/id1339744456True Crime Twins: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-twins/id1459114107Criminal Perspective: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/criminal-perspective/id1471068303
07:44
July 15, 2019
Shredding Banksy
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/authors/aja-romano, and follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajaromano Her article on Banksy's shredding of Balloon Girl: https://www.vox.com/2018/10/8/17941350/banksy-trolls-sothebys-shredded-art-balloon-girl Banksy's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/BomXijJhArX/, his director's cut: https://youtu.be/9MezgOU9vRg In season 1 of 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. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: https://www.change.org/p/let-s-bring-home-the-stolen-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-art-a-new-approach
1:04:00
July 9, 2019
The Art Forger
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 other B.A. Shapiro's books at BAShapirobooks.com, and follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ba_shapiroIn season 1 of 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. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name: chn.ge/2KLIKL9
1:04:47
June 25, 2019
Woman Ochre Returns
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 called Woman Ochre Returns, and it's a hell of an art recovery story that you need to hear.Go to GreenChef.us/EmptyFrames75 for a total of $75 off, that's $25 off each of your first 3 boxes!In season 1 of 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. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name. https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9Check out these great shows from Crawlspace Media:MMM: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace-true-crime-mysteries/id1187326340True Crime Twins: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-twins/id1459114107
1:09:02
June 11, 2019
Empty Frames season 2 promo
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna are back to tell you how to listen to Empty Frames season 2.
03:48
January 2, 2019
The Turbo Plan
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 thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990\. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name.  https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9 Check out Turbo in the documentary Stolen: http://www.stolenthefilm.com/ Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Go to Framebridge.com/Frames for 15% off your first order with promo code FRAMES! Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/ Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/ Check out Tim & Lance's other podcasts: Missing Maura Murray: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447 Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace/id1187326340 emptyframespodcast.com crawlspacepodcast.com Talks about the security video from the night before: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/06/fbi-new-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-heist https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/historic-footage-connected-to-gardner-museum-burglary-released-public-assistance-sought About the reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/arts/design/gardner-museum-art-reward.html About the extended reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/design/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-extends-reward-heist.html About the heist: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/19/boston-art-heist-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-art-of-crimeus5a5e7a28e4b0c40b3e59752e From the museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/organization/theft #truecrime #heist #art #artheist #stolen #gardnermuseum #gardnerheist #crawlspace #missingmauramurray #podcast #documentary #timpilleri #lancereenstierna #marjoriegalas #isabellastewartgardner #gardnermuseum #turbopaul #turbopaulhendry #change.org #petition
1:15:49
June 27, 2018
Empty Frames Trailer
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 podcast 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.  Empty Frames premieres February 6th 2018 on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow us on social media: https://twitter.com/empty_frames https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4xoWHxXY1fWrK93A84zkg #heist #truecrime #podcast #documentary #boston #emptyframes #missingmauramurray #crawlspace
03:11
January 24, 2018
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