Another theft in France, this time from a private residence in Marseille. Five works, including a Picasso lithograph were stolen in a violent theft. The owner was assaulted during the robbery. Reports indicate that two men managed to get past the home’s security gates and take the works. Mark Durney asks: “Was this theft inspired by the audacious theft from Paris’s Museum of Modern Art?”
- Art thieves strike in Marseille, BBC, May 22, 2010, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10142303.stm (last visited May 24, 2010).