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(Slate)   What do art thieves do with famous paintings the whole world knows are stolen? Besides staging elaborate Magritte-referencing capers to return the art to its rightful place on the gallery walls, all under the noses of the authorities, I mean   (slate.com) divider line 53
    More: Interesting, history of painting, Magritte, stolen art, art dealer, staging, first sale, Matisse, paintings  
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2012-10-18 11:12:44 PM  
Most of the works in museum are stolen to begin with anyway.Especially british museums holding egyptian art...
 
2012-10-19 02:00:35 AM  
What was that movie with Christofer Walken and William Macy?
 
2012-10-19 10:15:59 AM  
Let's not forget the possibility that the holders of the insurance policy were behind it. They get the $ and get to keep the paintings. Simple.

Alternatively, given how RIDICULOUSLY easy it was to take the paintings - seriously, just drive up, smash the glass door, grab something and drive off - it could easily just be a private collector's ego boost. If you only had to pay a few thousand to the robbers (or they are in your mob) then why not?
 
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