Monday, March 09, 2009

Noortman Recovery (UPDATED)

From this morning's New York Times:

"Dutch police have recovered eight paintings, including works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro, that were stolen from the Noortman gallery in Maastricht in 1987 .... Three suspects ... were arrested .... Their identities have not been released. Prosecutors said police were able to find the paintings ... after a recent attempt was made to sell them back to the insurance company that had paid a substantial settlement after the 1987 theft."

Lee Rosenbaum has some thoughts, and points to a "much more detailed, eyebrow-raising report" in The National.

UPDATE: Derek Fincham comments.