"The Art of the Steal,"  by Louisa Ermelino, Publishers Weekly, February 5, 2021

"When Cynthia Saltzman was given access to the Louvre galleries after regular closing hours, the curator was flummoxed that she wasn’t interested in the Mona Lisa. She wasn’t. The painting she had come to see, Paolo Veronese’s Wedding Feast at Cana, is displayed directly opposite Leonardo da Vinci’s masterwork and is at the center of Saltzman’s latest book, Plunder: Napoleon’s Theft of Veronese’s Feast (FSG, May). The story of the painting captures history, art, commerce, politics, and Napoleon, who had Wedding Feast at Cana ripped from the wall of the monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice in 1797, where it had hung for over 200 years."

 "Books About Art Thefts: R.A. Scotti chooses books about nefarious art-world doings," The Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2009.

No. 1: Portrait of Dr. Gachet By Cynthia Saltzman (Viking, 1998)



Politics and Prose Bookstore, Conversation with Blake Gopnik, author of Warhol, a biography published in 2020; former staff art critic at The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, and Newsweek; and now a regular contributor to The New York Times.

Monday, May 17, 6 pm. 


On Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm, join Cynthia Saltzman and Caroline Weber as they discuss Saltzman’s latest book, Plunder: Napoleon’s Theft of Veronese’s Feast just published by FSG.

P&P Live! Cynthia Saltzman — Plunder: Napoleon's Theft of Veronese's Feast - with Blake Gopnik



“Big, Big, Big Game: The Most Expensive Pictures 1901-1914,” at Art, Minds and Market Conference, Yale School of Management, March 29, 2014.


“The Finest Things: Colnaghi, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Henry Clay Frick,” Study Day: Colnaghi: 250 Years of Dealing in Art, Colnaghi, London, July 2, 2010.


“Masterpieces for New York: Henry Gurdon Marquand and the Havemeyers.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, January, 2009.


“'A Born Trader and a Close Buyer & a D—Smart Man:' Henry Clay Frick and his Art Dealers.” The Frick Collection. October 1, 2008. 


 "Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet: 'The Heartbroken Expression of Our Time.’” The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. November 1, 1998.