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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: thieves boost a bronze Rodin in Copenhagen, man is busted for trying to sell a fake van Gogh, and two works go missing from Slovakia’s Andy Warhol museum.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: sculptures by “the Soviet Henry Moore” smashed in Moscow, a Roman altar stolen from a British Museum, and a Chicago museum’s Ronald McDonald statue decapitated.

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On this week’s art crime blotter: terrifying golden head sculptures stolen from a British festival, an alleged thief blames museum’s flimsy security for his thievery, and ancient ivory penis carvings turn up missing from an antiques store.

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a mural of rainbows accused of containing “emblems of homosexuality” in Riyadh, a librarian confesses he stole 143 paintings and replaced them with his own forgeries, and a museum director gets shot in Moscow.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: Shepard Fairey turns himself in to Detroit Police, London police swarm an artist carrying a cardboard tube near Buckingham Palace, and an artist is arrested for “abstracting electricity.”

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: nude Eiffel Tower performance lands artist in jail, a Jaume Plensa sculpture goes missing in Montreal, and a family wants its $100-million Monet back — even if it’s fake.

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On this week’s art crime blotter: artist sues Starbucks over “Mini Frappuccino” design, staff at Spanish tourist destination use audio guides to launder money, and the creator of the giant inflatable rubber duck sculptures disowns one of his ducklings.