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The Decade, Lost and Found: the 2010s in stolen and recovered art

The 2010s brought a number of highs and lows in the ever-changing realm of art theft and recovery. Before the 2010s come to a close, Art Critique looks back at some of the major cases of burglary and recovery that defined the decade. Five paintings were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art including works by […]

One of the most prolific art thieves has been arrested…again

Literal buckets of cash were found after raiding the house of Stéphane Breitwieser’s mother following his most recent arrest. Last week, Breitwieser was busted once again, this time in Alsace. Since 2016, authorities have been onto Breitwieser’s, who the Guardian once referred to as ‘the world’s most consistently successful art thief,’ trail after he tried […]