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Paris Museum of Modern Art

$140 Million In Stolen Masterpieces Tossed In The Garbage?

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

It was the perfect heist: sleeping museum guards, a broken alarm system, $140 million in loot, a police hunt that lasted over a year... there was just...

Picasso, Matisse Stolen Artwork: Paris Museum Of Modern Art Sight Of Robbery

Radio France Internationale | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thieves broke into the Paris Museum of Modern Art overnight, making off with five paintings worth half a billion euros, according to police on Thursda...

Art Institutions Need to Remember That 'It Can Happen Here'

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anthony Amore

Most people -- thieves included -- base their perception of art theft and the art underworld on portrayals they've seen in film or on television. Only after they have captured their stolen loot do they realize that there is no market for it.

Lone Thief Pulls Mega-Heist In Paris Art Museum (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(ANGELA CHARLTON, AP) PARIS — A thief stole five paintings possibly worth hundreds of millions of euros, including major works by Picasso and Matiss...