Art Crime This Week (02.17.17)


Find out what happened this week in art crime.


Students foil theft of Picasso and Rembrandt art works (Independent)


Masked Men Destroy Exhibition at Kiev Art Space (Hyperallergic)


Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss (Art Net News)


Museum to feature artist’s take on stolen Gardner works (CBC)


Reward being offered after 1,000 pound chicken statue stolen (Fox 46)


Pensioner jailed for London art gallery thefts (Antiques Trade Gazette)


Multi-faith art exhibits stolen and vandalised at Gloucester Cathedral (Apollo)


After 14 months, stolen Lincoln’s hand returned to museum (Daily Journal)


Thieves Nab More Than $2.5 Million Worth of Rare Books in London Heist (Mental Floss)


Police recover $25,000 sculpture from “art thieves gang” (Daily Telegraph)


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