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Sat Sep 30, 2017, 10:17 PM

Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41456847

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Reply Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris (Original post)
shenmue Sep 2017 OP
democratisphere Sep 2017 #1
irisblue Sep 2017 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2017 #3
defacto7 Sep 2017 #4
MLAA Sep 2017 #5
lapfog_1 Oct 2017 #6
shenmue Oct 2017 #7
gopiscrap Oct 2017 #8

Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 10:25 PM

1. How does that happen?

Painting should have had huge Security. Estimate on the Renoir Painting seems very low.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 10:27 PM

2. Thomad Crown Affair?

1999 version

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 10:50 PM

3. How does one fence a stolen Renoir?

Or is it sold surreptitiously to a private collector (for whom it might have been stolen in the first place)?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 11:12 PM

4. Very private collectors.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 11:29 PM

5. I am so sorry to hear this. Greed is universal.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 12:57 AM

6. the article says the painting was valued at $30,000 to $35,000

that makes no sense to me.

If this was a real Renoir painting, even a minor work, it should be in the $100s of thousands to millions.

And stealing such a painting only valued at $35,000 makes no sense either, given that only collectors who will NOT display it publicly or even privately would be in the market for a stolen painting (now famous if it wasn't before).

Something about this is weird.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:35 AM

7. Hmm, yes

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:58 AM

8. yikes

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