The Guardian | Jonathan Jones:
Art theft is ugly. People love to picture art thieves as dashing cat burglars who look like George Clooney and have a raffish charm that makes their crimes forgivable. In reality, they are mostly gangsters and professional criminals who have no feelings at all about the masterpieces they steal to use as collateral in underworld deals or with hopes of secret sales to billionaires… Read more
Image: Munch’s The Scream was stored by thieves in a van painted like a Batmobile. Photograph: Sidsel de Jong/AFP/Getty Images.