Art Crime This Week (03.31.17)


Find out what happened this week in art crime.


Real estate agent guilty of stealing $240,000 embroiled in row over paintings (The Courier)


£4K statue stolen from South Devon art gallery is returned (Devon Live)


Sculpture Tour Eau Claire art stolen, recovered – Steel piece of art is fifth to be subject of theft since tour started in 2011 (Leader-Telegram)


Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting (CPH Post)


Solid gold coin worth $4m stolen from Berlin museum (BBC)


UMD Police Looking To Identify People Of Interest in Artwork Theft At UMUC (CBS Baltimore)


Window cleaner stole £500,000 of paintings from home of late artist Alan Davie, court hears (The Telegraph)


Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced (BBC)


Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage (The Art Newspaper)


Jail time for man who sold stolen plaques, sculpture (The Whig)


Forever 21 Accused of Copying Charles Smith’s Design Concept (Teen Vogue)


Man caught selling thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay (3 News Las Vegas)


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