Art Crime

Rodin recovered 24 years after theft

An Auguste Rodin sculpture stolen 24 years ago from Beverly Hills has been recovered. The work was recovered by the Art Recovery group when it was put up for sale at auction at Christie’s in New York. The Art Recovery Group acted for the insurer as a negotiator to reach …

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Art Crime

Jasper Johns assistant guilty of theft

James Meyer, former assistant to the artist Jasper Johns, has been sentences to 18 months in prison for stealing the artist’s works and selling them to New York galleries. Meyer worked as an assistant for the painter for 25 years, and stole 22 works between 2006 and 2012. The works in …

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Art Crime

Le Guennec found guilty of Picasso theft

Husband and wife Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec have been found guilty of the theft of 271 works by Picasso, which they have kept hidden in their garage for almost 40 years, and have been sentenced to two years in prison, and must return the stolen works to the painter’s family. …

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