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Monday, March 17, 2008

Stolen Art Watch, Monet, Modus Vivendi Reaps Reward !!

Clawed Monet


Oops, sorry, Claude Monet, below !!



Monet, Cezanne stolen from French dealer's home

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ijk6gCXSLi09YkH0e4hEUERIWUuQ

PARIS (AFP) — Some 30 paintings by masters such as Monet, Cezanne, Corot and Sisley and a Rodin sculpture were stolen on Monday from the home of an antiques dealer near Paris, police said.

Five masked gunmen broke into the home in Le Pecq west of Paris in the early hours on Monday, sequestered the art dealer and fled with the artworks, said police.

A judicial source said that if the authenticity of the artworks is confirmed, the heist would be "priceless."

The thieves' burnt and abandoned 4x4 vehicle was found in a nearby wooded area on Monday.

The antiques dealer was robbed once before, in 2004, but the paintings stolen then were recovered.

Art Hostage comments:

Funny thing, a couple of Brit art thieves/Handlers said they had a bit of work to do, before taking a ferry ride !!

So, this could be the Modus Vivendi between art thieving gangs I have been warning about.
More to come.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clawed Monet? actually quite funny. Much better than your rants 'o envy.