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Man Gets Prison For A Wild Art-theft Spree

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — A wine steward who served time in California after going on a bicoastal binge of plucking pricey art off gallery walls and using it t...

Suspect In Art Thefts Due In NY Court

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A wine steward suspected in a bicoastal art-theft spree lifted pricey art from New York hotels simply by walking out with the works i...

Union Square Picasso Thief Pleads Guilty

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A New Jersey man who walked out of a San Francisco gallery with a pencil sketch by Pablo Picasso worth $275,000 pleaded guilty to gra...

Art Stolen So Far In 2011

Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

The year 2011 has already seen an unprecedented number “art steals” making headlines - and we’re not referring to bargains on the auction house ...

What Happens To Art Post-Heist?

Stealing Beauty | Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts

A spate of high-profile art thefts—among them the San Francisco Picasso heist that led to the discovery of a veritable museum in the thief’s Hobok...

The Week In Art

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

This week in the arts: the art world lost another legendary painter, Lucian Freud, who died at 88. We interviewed the woman who bought the most expens...

10 Famous Art Heists

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts

If the case of Mark Lugo, suspected Picasso thief, can teach us anything, it's that stealing art is extremely difficult. It's almost comically easy, o...

Police: Picasso Theft Part Of Luxury Crime Spree

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 09.15.2011 | San Francisco

By CHRIS HAWLEY and TERRY COLLINS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A string of art heists at New York galleries and hotels went unsolved until an arrest in th...

Police Uncover More Stolen Art At Picasso Thief's Home

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A man accused of stealing a valuable Picasso drawing from a San Francisco gallery had about $500,000 worth of other stolen artwo...

Picasso Art Thief To Plead Not Guilty

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The attorney for a New Jersey man accused of snatching a Picasso drawing off the wall of a San Francisco art gallery says his client ...

Man Accused Of Picasso Theft To Plead Not Guilty

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

SAN FRANCISCO -- The attorney for a New Jersey man accused of snatching a Picasso drawing off the wall of a San Francisco art gallery says his client ...