Art Crime This Week (04.28.17)


Find out what happened this week in art crime.


Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy (Daily Sabah Portrait)


Alec Baldwin’s fraudulent art lawsuit heading to trial (Xpose)


British art gallery returns stolen Angkorian-era gold jewels to Cambodia (XinhuaNet)


Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter (Scoop)


Chicago Muralist Raised 12,000 in Funds to Create Mural He Stole From a Black Instagram Artist (Wear Your Voice)


Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned as owners’ heirs fail to halt sale (The Guardian)


Four NGA sculptures from Asian collection listed as stolen (The Canberra Times)


Relinquished to feds by local gallery, fate of stolen sculpture uncertain (Santa Fe New Mexican)


Dianella’s Laguna Veneto Bocce Club appeals for return of stolen lion statue (Stirling Times)


⇒ Cleveland Museum of Art will Return Stolen Roman Sculpture to Italy (Smart News)


Stolen antiquities from Second Temple period recovered from West Bank home (Jerusalem Post)


UPDATE: Artwork Stolen By Nazis Removed From Auction (Forward)


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