Art Newspaper Looks at Why High-Profile Works Are Stolen, Often Multiple Times

October 13th, 2020

A piece in Art Newspaper this week asks why certain works of art are stolen multiple times, and looks at the reasons thieves continue to steal works with a questionable resale value. “One thing I’m seeing more of is the use of such stolen works as a bargaining chip for [reducing] sentences,” says Robert Read, the head of art and private clients at Hiscox. “This trend was noted about a decade ago, but as sentencing gets more creative in the courtroom, it would appear that criminals are viewing it as more of an opportunity—in this case the more publicity and better known a work, the better.”

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