Stolen Paintings

Watched a fascinating programmes presented by Alistair Sooke about the worlds most expensive stolen paintings. Most people think these high profile thefts are like Hollywood movies such as The Thomas Crown Affair in which rich art lovers steal art works so they can sit and gloat over them. The reality is that most are stolen by organised/career criminals and are used as credit between gangs or ransomed back to the gallery/muse. You can read the full story here.


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