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 suspended (Bangkok Post)


‘Art thief’ hearing to finish quickly (Bangkok Post)


Art Heist Suspects Arrested, Paintings Still MIA (Sarasota Patch)


Recovery of three stolen Riopelle paintings just tip of iceberg (The Globe and Mail)


Cuban Dissident Artist ‘El Sexto’ Released From Maximum Security Prison (Art Net)


Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco (Andina)


My Niece Has My $1M Kandinsky Painting in Her FIT Dorm Room, Aunt Fears (DNA Info)


Artist Natalie White Found Guilty of Defacing Property for Painting In Front of Capitol Building (Art Net)


This Woman Is Stealing This Painting From A Logan Square Art Gallery (DNA Info)


How $100 Million in Stolen Paintings by Picasso and Matisse May Have Ended Up at the Dump (Artsy)


Italy to Return Two Stolen Paintings to Van Gogh Museum (Art Fix Daily)


The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century (The Daily Beast)


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