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 stolen from Marwell Zoo (BBC)


‘My stomach dropped’: Artist discovers ‘stolen’ work on shirts being sold at Winners (CBC)


Art by Robert Gentile, Stephen Bunyard Stolen at Phoenix Festival of the Arts (Phoenix New Times)


Vandals destroy $22K worth of artist’s sculptures (KOB)


You Can Own the San Francisco Home of Imprisoned Art Swindler Luke Brugnara for $19.7 Million (ArtNet)


Facebook help in stolen art mystery may lead to more trouble (CBC)


(photo via Pixabay)

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