On the lack of profitability of art theft despite the high value of the works involved

November 23rd, 2012

Art thieves via BBCStolen artwork is simply difficult to unload. “Nine times out of ten, when individuals commit a robbery like that, it is done by individuals or criminal organisations which have the ability to do a burglary, but they don’t usually have the ability to sell paintings,” says Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI’s art crime team and author of the memoir Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures. Read the article via BBC News