ah yes the Art of Theft, for Theft is an Art and the Theft of Art is something that requires careful planning. You don’t have to just steal it, you have to get away with it as well. The Scream by Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch has been stolen several times but always recovered. This past June two bungling art thieves in Sweden broke into a mansion and stole several famous paintings from a private collection worth a lot of money only to find that the paintings didn’t fit in the mid size car they were driving!
The two thieves were left in a tight spot when they couldn’t fit their stolen goods into their tiny Ford getaway car.
Then there’s the guy that broke into the Lourve in France and stole several works of art valued at several million dollars only to have his getaway cut short when the van he was driving ran out of gas half a mile down the road. When asked how he could mastermind such a complex crime and then overlook such an obvious thing like filling up the tank beforehand…
he had De Gaulle to say….
…I had no Monet
…to buy Degas
…to make the Van Gogh!
so I had nothing Toulouse..!