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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Masterpieces Missing after Museum Theft

The art world is reeling after bold thieves in the Netherlands broke into Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum yesterday and made off with several works worth tens of millions of dollars. In total, seven paintings were stolen, among them works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, and other prominent artists. Investigators are trying to figure out how the thieves managed to pull off the heist given that the museum supposedly has a state-of-the-art alarm system. More...
thomasanswered
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:31:29 PM

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Experts said it would be next to impossible for the thieves to sell such well-known works on the open market


Well, of course, they don't mean to sell them on the open market. Their labors are for the purpose of giving private collectors a chance to enjoy these works of art. This will be seen as good news to some, as the idea of collecting such things into museums for public pleasure goes against human nature, which seeks to hoard and keep as one's own.

Moreover, it's good to see Lucian Freud given the recognition he deserves, being theft-worthy alongside Picasso and Gauguin.
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