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 Art Crime Division Returns 19th Century Notebooks To Girard College (Patch)


Art gallery owner avoids jail over procedural issue (Straits Times)


Sex Doll Frightens Burglars, Thieves Retreated After Smashing Into Art Shop (Inquisitr)


75 Arrested in European Crackdown on Art Trafficking (New York Times)


Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed (Ahram Online)


Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft (Egypt Independent)


Thai Commerce Official Arrested in Japan for Stealing Hotel Paintings (Khaosod English)


Vandals plunder student artwork in Wellington gardens (NZ Herald)


South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says (New York Times)


3 Jean-Paul Riopelle paintings stolen in 1999 recovered at Montreal home (CBC)


(photo via Pixabay)

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