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Pablo Picasso's “Mother and Child by a Fountain:" Stolen, Recovered and Lost Again

A Visual Footnote to the 1972 Worcester Art Museum Heist

Painted in 1901, “Mother and Child by a Fountain” summarizes Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period in cool monochrome, loose brushwork and small scale. 491 more words


Despite all the pretty much identical copies around, someone once just had to have the real Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting vanished from the walls of the Salon Carré in the Louvre Museum on August 21st, 1911 – and it actually took a while for anyone to notice! 420 more words


The Greatest Unsolved Art Thefts

While most of the thousands of art thefts around the world are solved rather quickly, a few cases have proved frustrating for authorities. The original article I wrote can be found… 715 more words

Stories And Book Excerpts

The Art Forger

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Three intertwined stories.  Page-turning mystery questions how art becomes ART.

Canada balks at returning statue believed stolen from world heritage site in India

India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow ended up in the hands of the Department of Canadian Heritage. 705 more words


Image Use and Art Theft

A little while back I wrote an article on how to keep your artwork safe. It was written from the viewpoint of the artist – even though I don’t consider myself one, I was once told that if you create art you are an artist… I’ve even been in an exhibition or two and sold some of my art, so that can’t be bad. 917 more words


Stolen $3 Million Matisse Returns to Venezuela

A painting of a partially-nude woman by Henri Matisse was finally returned to Venezuela on Monday. The work, titled Odalisque in Red Pants (Odalisque à la culotte rouge) 363 more words