Big Developments in Gardner Art Theft Case

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According to The New York Times and CNN: Federal officials announced that they know the identities of thieves from the Gardner Art Theft.

Also: an op-ed piece discussing the new findings

As mentioned in our recent entry, the FBI is now using this website to collect information and locate the lost artworks.  Of note: the FBI is now offering a $5 million reward for the return of the 13 pieces stolen in 1990.

 

Art Law Articles of Interest

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It was the largest property crim in US history, one shrouded in mystery for 23 years. Now the FBI is turning to cyberspace as it trumpets a breakthrough in the case.
When Art Finance Bets Goes Bad: The Downside of Third Party Guarantees – Blouin ArtInfo
A 19-year old Romanian woman has been arrested for the theft of seven paintings worth up to 100 million euro from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam
Last April five thieves stole 18 valuable Chinese artworks from the Fitzwilliam Museum.  The case is set for May 20th.
Artist Sued by Reluctant YouTube Star: “Technoviking” alleges breach of privacy. – The Art Newspaper
Hermitage to Host Manifesta Biennial: Exhibition will test increasingly conservative climate in St. Petersburg. – The Art Newspaper