Thursday, May 20, 2010

Major Art Theft in Paris

Forbes: "A thief stole five paintings valued at more than $100 million, including major works by Picasso and Matisse, in an overnight heist Thursday at a Paris modern art museum with a broken alarm system."

New York magazine: "The Museum of Modern Art in Paris Should Probably Invest in a Better Alarm System."

Derek Fincham: "Why were the works stolen? There are many reasons, but the simplest one may be the the most likely. It is really not that hard, despite the loss we all suffer when works are damaged or lost forever."