Monday, January 11, 2010

"The Capital of Art Theft, Part 2"

The Art Market Monitor: "France’s density of museums, churches and private homes filled with art make it a cornucopia for crimes of opportunity, elaborate thefts and more nefarious activities."

Derek Fincham
adds some thoughts: "What happens to these stolen works? The mundane objects are stored until they can be sold later. The rare and valuable works are exported abroad illegally. Yet the rate of recovery for many of these works is very low."