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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   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, history of painting, Magritte, stolen art, art dealer, staging, first sale, Matisse, paintings  
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2012-10-18 01:39:46 PM  
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downstairs: Who would want a stolen famous painting?  You can't show it off to your friends and all that.

You don't always need to. For a certain kind of buyer, just having it would be enough. It's that tingly feeling when you know that's your dirty little secret. Hell, I don't have any figures on this, but I'm willing to bet that most specifically-targeted high-profile thefts like that aren't "steal it, then find a buyer," they're more "hire some thieves to steal a specific painting." Taking money or something easily-fenceable is one thing, but stuff like this? A smart thief wouldn't take that kind of risk without a sure profit, and a dumb thief couldn't pull it off without getting caught in the attempt.
2012-10-18 03:37:00 PM  
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Eckyhade: Well of course they are all sold to Dragon that uses them to ensare Jonathan Hemlock to carry out his evil deeds.

Hemlock's more of a Pissarro man, though.
2012-10-18 02:54:36 PM  
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Well of course they are all sold to Dragon that uses them to ensare Jonathan Hemlock to carry out his evil deeds.
2012-10-18 01:29:56 PM  
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2012-10-18 01:18:09 PM  
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2012-10-18 01:15:56 PM  
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