art theft

The street artist gifted his "Game Changer" piece to Britain's National Health Service to thank those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Dutch TV show has aired security camera footage showing how an art thief smashed through a museum's glass doors and walked away with a prized painting.
"They just ran off with it, too quick for anyone to do anything about it," said a gallery director.
Have you seen these 12 paintings and a golden eagle?
Meyer and Brysac do a masterful job of contextualizing the frenzied collecting of Chinese art by Americans into the political, historical and social landscapes of the times. Like a story by Edith Wharton, it's a tale of intrigue, manners and colorful personalities.
Purchasing insurance for one's own artwork tends to be an investment few artists make.
It's pretty much certain he didn't do it, but maybe -- just maybe -- he did.
If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, then Vettriano should be quite pleased, as should dozens of other artists -- even amateurs like Sir Winston Churchill -- because Henty has made a career out of selling fakes of their works.
He sold 125 of them for $6 million at auction.
Apart from the geographic information and aesthetic pleasure offered by this exhibition, one can't help taking a socio-political stance. In her vision statement, Davis states that "the project contributes to dialogue about the international art trade...[it] provides a forum for acknowledging losses of Nepal's deities and exchanges ideas on preserving what remains."