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November 12th, 2012

South African artist Irma Stern's 1931 "Fishing Boats" Five paintings worth a total of $2 million were stolen at gunpoint from the Pretoria Art Museum yesterday in what could be the biggest art theft in South African history. Over the past 5-10 years, work by South African artists has increased tenfold, experts say. The thieves are not believed to be professionals, as they left work by some of South Africa’s best-known artists, including work by William Kentridge, behind. The museum’s security cameras were not working at the time; Interpol is investigating.Read the article via Bloomberg