Art Crime This Week (05.05.17)


Find out what happened this week in art crime.


£10,000 painting by J M Barclay stolen from home near East Linton (East Lothian Courier)


Piper painting worth £10,000 stolen in ‘targeted theft’ (BBC)  //  [same crime as above with different info]


Artwork stolen from S. Wichita storage facility (KWCH)


Police inquiries under way as jewellery and paintings taken in house raids (The Herald)


Police investigate after theft of high-value paintings in Horncastle (Horncastle News)


Valuable painting stolen from church prayer room (The Daily Citizen)


Art dealer searching for $1.6-million painting he forgot in a taxi (Travel + Leisure)


Cabbie returns €1.5m ‘stolen’ painting (The Sun Daily)


An Ivan the Terrible Statue in Russia Was ‘Stolen’ an Hour After It Went Up (Atlas Obscura)


14 pieces of art which decorated Leigh’s roads for pop art trial stolen (Southend Standard)


Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight (ArtNet News)



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