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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Thomas Veil, Aug 22, 2004.
Holy crap! That's quite a loss.
At least the painting looked appropriate as they were stealing it...
The problem of stealing art is that you have to have a buyer in place before you steal it and the buyer has "overlook" the fact that the artwork is stolen. If you buy such a well-known painting that was stolen everyone who sees it will know where you got it.
I bet they'll try to hold the bank ransom. That or they stole it for a private collector that they knew wanted it, it will probably hang on some mobsters wall for a few years before it surfaces again!
That's the second time a version of the Scream has been stolen, another one went walkies a few years back, it was found after an unsuccesful attempt to ransom it back to the gallery.
I realize art is very subjective but The real crime I see is why would anyone actually want that painting?
Im sure they will end up getting caught...
It is very hard to unload art...
That is very sad to be that selfish to steal are that is meant to be shared with the public. There were some famous paintings stolen from the Gardner Museum here in Boston over ten years ago. No leads at all. So I guess that there are some that really enjoy their art in private.
Maybe some crime boss wants a new painting to hang over his toilet. The possibilities are endless for why it got stolen.
I guess they stole it because the painting of Jesus dipped in urine was taken...
that was a great painting!!! i hope they recover it
<imagines painted figure holding swirly sign reading "SAVE ME!">
I hope that they are well taken care of, even if it takes a while to recover them.
Another sad day for the art world.
I went to a museum the other day and saw a piece of work that only had the word c**t written once on it, I bet no one steals that!!!!!
I hope my paintings are valued enough one day for people to steal.
Ironically I do know one lady who has one of my paintings in her toilet - she apparently loves to sit and look at it in the morning (interesting).
Damn, its always so sad when culture is stolen away from the public. Some paintings are a large icon in culture, and this is one of them.
Hopefully they are caught as quicky as the last theives who attempted this. Quicker even. Art is meant to be enjoyed, not horded for profit. Sickening.
i have a feeling that the people this was stolen for are extremely rich and their friends that come over don't talk about things like that, unless they want to get shot.
Bill Gates came to mind when I first heard about the theft.
The latest update that I've heard is that the authorities have found the get-away car as well as the frames of the paintings.
So whoever has stolen them have taken the paintings out of their frames, potentially dealing a lot of damage to the pieces.
And I'm typing this on my brand new iBook!!
I just had to throw that in there.