Bloomberg Reveals How Stolen Art Can Sell on the Black Market

June 15th, 2015

An Empty Frame at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, via BloombergAn article in Bloomberg this week traces the path of stolen art from theft through to sale, accounting for the variations in strategy by thieves for maximizing returns on what are often considered unsellable works.  “Sometimes people don’t even recognize that the art’s gone missing” says Bonnie Magness-Gardiner, head of the FBI’s art-theft program. “It could be in a storage facility, or in the basement of someone’s house, and it can often be years before anyone notices it’s gone.” 

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