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Rembrandt's L'Enfant a la bulle de savon, or Child with soap bubble,
was stolen in 1999 from the municipal museum in Draguignan, France. 
©MUSEE MUNICIPAL D'ART DE D'HISTOIRE, DRAGUIGNAN.

French Rembrandt Thief Lives Real-Life Version of ‘Goldfinch’ Story

Man who stole painting for love and hid it for 15 years gets surprise when he comes clean Read More


News
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The German-Russian Stalemate

With diplomatic efforts unable to resolve the trophy-art dilemma, museum officials in both countries are looking for a way to break the deadlock. Read More


Investigations

A Crime Waiting to Happen

Two of the world's top art-theft sleuths discuss the heist from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Read More


Investigations
After The Scream was stolen from the Munch Museum, this reproduction appeared at the Guggenheim—as part of a 2006 campaign launching dark chocolate M&M’s. A reward of 2 million M&M’s was offered for the picture’s recovery.

‘The Scream,’ the Thief, and the 2 Million M&M’s

Stolen masterpieces are priceless and worthless at the same time—they’re too hot to sell, and have limited use as collateral. But one criminal tried to use them to sweeten his sentence. Read More


Features
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Trypillian Threat

Politicians and oligarchs who are collecting archeological treasures in Ukraine are not only encouraging illegal excavations, they are using the objects to promote the myth of an advanced ancient culture that was the birthplace of civilization. Read More