Monday, August 13

More Art Theft in France

On the afternoon of Sunday August fifth, five masked and armed robbers entered the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nice France. Within ten minutes, they escaped with four important paintings including one Monet, one Sisley and two Allegories by the Flemish Baroque painters Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrik van Balen the Elder. A fifth painting (a Sisley) was damaged and left behind when it was found to be too large to fit in the bags the thieves had brought. Why do people do this? It's nearly impossible to get away with selling off important paintings without getting caught. Not to mention that the paintings are almost always damged during the thefts.

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