Spanish police said Saturday they have arrested seven people in connection to the theft of five paintings by renowned artist Francis Bacon worth more than $27.8 million from a home in Spain almost one year ago.
Authorities alleged the person who sent the package falsely completed the customs declaration, labeling the item a holiday “art craft” worth 30 euros and including a cheeky message: “Joyeux Noel” (Merry Christmas). Continue reading
After the theft of five valuable paintings from a Paris museum, Jeffrey Brown talks to art security and recovery consultant Robert Wittman about the black market for stolen art and security measures that could help protect valuable artifacts. Continue reading