Art Crime This Week (03.03.17)


Find out what happened this week in art crime.


Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil (Arutz Sheva)


School spirit statue painted by lucky Alma child stolen from downtown home (MLive)


The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art (ArtLyst)


Thieves swoop on seascapes (DispatchLIVE)


Jasper Johns Stolen Drawings Case Fred Dorfman Gallery Sued (ArtLyst)


Asbury Park police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art (


Sotheby’s catalogue mistakenly includes work forged by Wolfgang Beltracchi (The Art Newspaper)


Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home (The Herald)


World’s most infamous art forger legally sells fake Lowry-style paintings at auction for triple the expected value (The Sun)


Popular Billericay park statue is stolen (The Enquirer UK)


Dunfermline man jailed for art theft (Dunfermline Press)


Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette (source)


(photo via Pixabay)

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