Art + Auction MagazineMarch 2004  BUSTED! You Think Museum Thefts Are On The Rise? Think Again. MARC SPIEGLER Debunks Six Persisting Myths Of Art Crime  

Chances are you’ve played this game: Looking around a gallery of priceless works, you ask yourself, “If I could possess any of these masterpieces, which would it be?” Then, unless you’re a saint, you pose the natural follow-up question: “Well, how hard would it be to steal?”

 

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the National Gallery in London, the answer is “extremely hard.” But in thousands of smaller museums and historic estates around the world, stealing artwork has proven to be quite easy. (more…)

March 14th, 2004

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