February 11, 2012

Ten Notorious Art Thefts in History

Weirdly Odd, Weirdly Odd

Art – comes in all forms but when we talk about masterpieces the first names that come to mind are Da Vinci, Van Gough, and Picasso etc. The artists put their mind and soul into their creations to gain recognition. However, some people just can’t see these wonderful displays as a national treasure – they want it in their personal collections. These collectors would go beyond morals and take the loot from museum, private residences and even places of worship!

Apart from all that, these crooks are so refined in their methods and cultured that nothing else sounds more appealing than the famous paintings, well maybe with an exception of drug dealing, money laundering but that’s hard-core. It is estimated that the worldwide trade in stolen and forged art is...

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