Presentation - Stephen Kurkjian, author of MASTER THIEVES

Bidding Supports: Armenian American Pharmacists' Association (WATERTOWN, MA)

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May 8, 2021 8:00 PM EDT

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Donated by: Stephen Kurkjian, author of MASTER THIEVES,

One-hour Presentation via Zoom with Stephen Kurkjian, author of MASTER THIEVES

Any fans out there of Netflix's smash hit documentary series, THIS IS A ROBBERY?

Here's your chance to enjoy a-one hour Presentation about the 1990 theft of artistic masterpieces from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum it is regarded as the largest art heist in world history. Paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Monet and Degas, all now estimated at more than a billion dollars in value, were taken in the brazen crime which remains unsolved - no arrests and no recovery!

Bidders from Boston, our own Stephen Kurkjian, an acclaimed investigative reporter for The Boston Globe and author of the book that is regarded as the most authoritative account of the theft - MASTER THIEVES: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Biggest Art Heist - will give a full presentation about the crime and its significance on Boston and the art world. Stephen and his book played major roles in the success of the recent four-part documentary!

This is a once in a life-time opportunity for fans of Stephen Kurkjian, book clubs, writers clubs, a company outing/special event, art groups, and fan-club members of THIS IS A ROBBERY...good luck to all bidders, be sure to bid often and bid high!

Author's Bio:

Stephen Kurkjian was born and raised in Boston, and a product of Boston public schools, including the Boston Latin School. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in English Literature and Suffolk University Law School. His father Anooshavan Kurkjian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, was a commercial artist, and mother, Rosella Gureghian Kurkjian, was a newspaper librarian.

A 40 year veteran with The Boston Globe, Kurkjian was a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team and head of its Washington Bureau, ending his career won more than 25 national and regional reporting awards, including the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions. Kurkjian has written often about the Armenian Genocide, and is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research.

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4. This Presentation will take place on a mutually agreed upon date based on donor's availability.

5. This offer will expire May 8, 2022.

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