Tag: art crime

Art Crime This Week (06.02.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Italian masterpiece stolen by Nazis from Austrian family goes on auction in London (The Local)   ⇒ Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic (The Telegraph)   ⇒ Local artists seeing red after finding stolen copies of work online (KXAN)   ⇒ Catoosa Family’s Stolen Eagle Statue Returned On… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (05.26.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime. Click To Tweet   ⇒ Man charged in connection to stolen Ronald McDonald statue in Clinton (My Central Jersey)   ⇒ Twist in $1m heist riddle (NZHerald)   ⇒ Paterson settles case of stolen painting by paying $7,000 (Paterson Times)   ⇒ Eagle statue stolen from Cedar Rapids cemetery (9ABC)   ⇒ Sick thieves… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (05.19.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Rare Harry Potter Prequel Stolen in British Burglary (Tempo)   ⇒ Police: 2 wanted for stealing paintings from OKC business (Fox25)   ⇒ Summer art trial set to return to Chelmsford gardens (Braintree & Witham Times)   ⇒ Picasso work stolen by Nazis sells for $45 million at auction (Jerusalem Post)  … Read more →

Art Crime This Week (05.12.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Stolen 250-Pound Ronald McDonald Statue Recovered (CBS Philly)   ⇒ Cops hunt man who stole art from St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh city centre where Outlander was filmed (The Scottish Sun)   ⇒ Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France (The Daily News Egypt)   ⇒ Police recover stolen ancient… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (04.21.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ UNM Police asking for help finding stolen painting (KRQE News 13)   ⇒ ‘Pabst’ pig statue stolen from outside Virginia restaurant (UPI)   ⇒ DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US (Hindustan Times)   ⇒ Art theft from York city pub (The York Press)   ⇒ Landmark statue of… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (04.14.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ The FBI made pop art with its “wanted” poster for Andy Warhol’s stolen soup cans (QZ)   ⇒ Statue Stolen from Child Advocacy Center (Arkansas Matters)   ⇒ Carved mask stolen from Yukon government building (CBC)   ⇒ Bright Red, Iconic Seahorse Stolen Off Residence in La Jolla (San… Read more →

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… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (03.17.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ $30,000 worth of artwork stolen (KOAT)   ⇒ 16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene (Art News)   ⇒ 67 paintings stolen in 2014 seized in Austria (680 News)   ⇒ $8k in artwork stolen from North Valley home (Albuquerque Journal)   ⇒ $6,000… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (03.10.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Caregiver gets 10 years in prison for stealing artwork from elderly artist (Fox31 Denver)   ⇒ John Wiley Price’s African art sales at Dallas gallery scrutinized at his corruption trial (Dallas News)   ⇒ Police seek tips on stolen sculpture (CBC News)   ⇒ Russian kovsh stolen from… Read more →

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… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (02.24.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Paris’s ‘Spider-Man’ Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Art Heist (NY Times)   ⇒ Thief posts photo of stolen LeBron James painting online, gets caught (The Comeback)   ⇒ Auckland artist Tiffany Singh’s artwork stolen after Splore Festival at Tapapakanga Park (New Zealand Herald)   ⇒ Art… Read more →

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… Read more →

Art Crime This Week (02.10.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ The Art Lost Register Resolved Eight Stolen Artworks Cases in January (ArtNews)   ⇒ Good samaritan helps return stolen painting to local artist (Calgary Herald)   ⇒ Gambler caught with stolen 700-year-old paintings hidden in chicken coop (Global Times)   ⇒ ‘Spider Man’ Art Thief Could Face Up… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (02.03.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ I threw away $100m of Picasso and Matisse art, says dealer in Paris theft trial (The Guardian)   ⇒ Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral (The Guardian)   ⇒ Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid (The Local)   ⇒ Art snatcher… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (01.27.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Stolen Van Gogh masterpieces found in Mafia’s lair returning home after mobster’s conviction (National Post)   ⇒ 70 pieces of art worth $750K stolen in northern Alberta (Global News)   ⇒ Art thief drives stolen car to D.C. to seek a presidential pardon (Fox 5)   ⇒ FBI’s… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (01.20.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Phoenix Ancient Art sues Getty over billion-dollar Greek and Roman sculpture collection (The Art Newspaper)   ⇒ Sarasota police searching for art thieves (Fox13)   ⇒ Skrillex Responds to From First to Last Stolen Artwork Claim (Pitchfork)   ⇒ Hotel art thief takes plea deal after drunken swipe… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (01.13.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Artist Charged With Trespassing in ‘Hollyweed’ Sign Prank (NYTimes)   ⇒ Caught on camera: Valuable painting stolen in San Angelo, no charges filed (KTXS)   ⇒ Guerrilla art bench stolen from Hays Street Bridge (mySA)   ⇒ Anish Kapoor Defies Ban And Buys PINK Pigment Over The Counter… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (01.06.17)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ The 10 Biggest International Art Scandals of 2016 (ArtNet)   ⇒ The Year of the Fake: The 8 Biggest Forgery Controversies of 2016 (ArtNet)   ⇒ Hollywood Sign Once Again Changed to ‘Hollyweed’ (Variety)   ⇒ Items worth $225K stolen from Scottsdale auction house (AZ Central)   ⇒… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (12.31.16)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested (RAPSI)   ⇒ Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London (ahram online)   ⇒ New Orleans art thefts: Works by Banksy, George Rodrigue have been among targets (The Times Picayune)   ⇒ Police look for couple after… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (12.24.16)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ With only scratches, 17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy — More than $17M worth of art returned to Verona (CBC)   ⇒ Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts (NYTimes)   ⇒ London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving (The Guardian)   ⇒ University of Evansville… Read more →

This Week In Art Crime (12.17.16)

  Find out what happened this week in art crime.   ⇒ Reputed mobster linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation (CTV)   ⇒ Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage (France24)   ⇒ Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno (NOLA)   ⇒ Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k… Read more →

Bohemian Buzz: Commissioned Street Art Accidentally Cleaned, Cops Find $1M Worth of ‘Art’ Weed, and More

Check out all the news that’s buzzing in the creative world today! French cleaners scrub off street art commissioned by Town Hall from the country’s top graffiti artist (BBC) Sandman creator Neil Gaiman responds to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s departure from film adaptation (Entertainment Weekly) Kesha thanks supporters in emotional Human Rights Campaign acceptance speech (Entertainment Weekly) Rev. Robert Palladino, Scribe Who Shaped… Read more →

Trailer Containing Art by Matisse, Chagall, and Keith Haring Stolen in L.A.

We’re only learning about it now, but on November 20, 2015 a trailer containing works by Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, and others was stolen from an industrial park in L.A. The trailer containing the art and other valuables worth approximately $250,000 was apparently left out on the street because the owner had no storage space for it. Dude, you… Read more →