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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: an MFA student’s sculpture about campus gun laws violated campus gun laws, collector Aby Rosen forked over $7 million in unpaid taxes on art, and the painter of the Donald Trump micropenis portrait was attacked by one of the candidate’s supporters.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: a museum’s photography contest backfired terribly, the alleged perps behind Verona’s €15 million art heist were arrested, and a trove of books on medieval witch hunts stolen by the Nazis was recovered.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: an art analysis assignment gets a teacher suspended, new reality TV show allegedly glorifies ‘grave-robbing,’ and Justin Bieber climbs a Mayan ruin and pulls his pants down.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Jackie Chan’s sculptures in Taiwan, Abe Lincoln’s hand goes missing from Illinois museum, and an advertising student claims an agency ripped off his poster design.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: a photographer sued Jeff Koons over a painting from 1986, an art thief tagged the artist in an Instagram post of his loot, and Nicolas Cage agreed to return a stolen dinosaur skull.

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Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: Ukrainian militias flood the market with stolen paintings, a museum security guard is sacked for on-the-job vandalism, and a British art forger does it for love.

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