Sandy Nairne is Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London. He was previously Director of Programmes at Tate, Director of Visual Arts for the Arts Council of Great Britain and Director of Exhibitions at the ICA, London. He has worked as a curator and writer.
'I was gripped by Sandy Nairne's matter-of-fact but hair-raising account of the efforts to reclaim the two Turners' - -- Phillip Hensher The Spectator 'In Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners, Sandy Nairne describes going underground to help recover the booty of a daring heist. Superheroes all.' - -- Elaine Showalter TLS 'a fascinating read, delving into some of the important moral issues associated with the paying of recovery fees.' - -- Alexander McCall Smith The Scotsman