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 (Artlyst)


Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo’s Al Refai mosque (albawaba)


$3,000 painting stolen from apartment building lobby (WOWT)


Forged painting backdrop for Stamford gallery opening (Fairfield Citizen)


Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases (Eastern Reporter)


Congressman wants Hunter charged with theft of painting (San Diego Union-Tribune)


For Italy’s Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works (NPR)


Paparazzi Dog statue stolen from Paddington, artists offering $10,000 worth of art for its return (Daily Telegraph)


Vandals in Buenos Aires destroy iconic statue of Lionel Messi by chopping it in half (Metro)


(photo via Pixabay)

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